Rain water harvesting, reuse benefits are focus of new partnership, website

Watertronics and Pentair have teamed up to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that reduce municipal water needs for their clients...

Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

DELAVAN, WI, Mar. 7, 2012 -- Recognizing a need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Watertronics and Pentair have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants and landscaping, and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

In support of this initiative, a new content rich website has been launched -- www.rainwaterinnovation.com -- which includes case studies, white papers, video content and more. Featuring Watertronic's advanced SkyHarvester Water Conservation Systems, the new microsite provides useful information on single-source solutions for every step of the water management cycle, from system design and manufacturing to installation supervision and long-term support.

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans for rainwater harvesting locally. A case study featured on the website details the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) project developed by Watertronics engineers in 2010 to reduce a residence hall's municipal water usage for irrigation by nearly 100%. "The custom SkyHarvester system we installed collects 11,000 gallons of water on a single 1" rain event, supplying 2 weeks of irrigation and reducing potable water consumption." according to Ken Sieth, Director Of Engineering for Watertronics.

Pentair's interest in water conservation goes beyond being a major component supplier, demonstrating its commitment to long term, sustainable water conservation in its home state of Minnesota. As a sports industry first, Pentair recently partnered with the Minnesota Twins to develop the ballpark's seven-acre rainwater drainage system stored beneath the ball field's warning track, making it one of the highest-profile sustainable water solutions in sports.

"Water scarcity is a fact we all face in the 21st century, and as the building market regains its footing over the next several years, we feel it is our corporate responsibility to sponsor and support building initiatives that are rooted foundationally in sustainable design. Collaboration with like minded companies like Watertronics will enable us to play a vital role in advancing the building industry toward an environmentally healthy future," according to Michael Betker, Vertical Marketing Manager for Pentair.

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