ITT pumps stand up to Hurricane Gustav

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WHITE PLAINS, NY, Sept. 5, 2008 -- ITT Corporation pumps and systems helped keep the New Orleans area free of floodwater during the onslaught of Hurricane Gustav this week. Positioned at 25 different pumping stations in Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Bernard and New Orleans parishes, ITT pumps have a total pumping capacity of 20 million gallons of water per minute. ITT pumps serve as additional capacity to the city's existing flood water infrastructure to manage water levels in the event of natural disasters such as Gustav.

"We expected our pumps to keep New Orleans dry as powerful Gustav bore down," said Jim Peterson, managing director of ITT's large pumps division in its Water & Wastewater business. "ITT marshaled its resources in the region to ensure we had the right people in place to provide emergency service as the storm approached. In the end, the pumps and people performed exactly as expected."

ITT's pumps are part of a sophisticated system that serves the east bank of New Orleans by draining storm run-out to prevent flooding. When the city lost electricity during the storm, diesel fuel and standby generators powered the pumps to keep pace when the storm surge moved through the canals.

ITT Corporation is a diversified high-technology engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to creating more livable environments, enabling communications and providing protection and safety.

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