Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Minnesota Twins Team Up with Pentair to be “The Official Sustainable Water Provider”

Guest post by Chris Plyler

The Minnesota Twins are teaming up with Pentair and GreenMark to become more environmental friendly by addressing environmental concerns like water scarcity and quality.

GreenMark is sponsoring a new technological system, designed by Pentair, which can harvest rainwater and recycle it by treating it through a filtration system. It will be used in irrigating the field and cleaning after games. The purification technology will be so advanced that harvested rainwater can be purified to the level of potable tap water. The system is expected to enhance water quality and reduce the use bottled drinking water.

Pentair will donate and install a custom-designed Rain Water Recycle System (RWRS) that will capture, conserve and reuse rain water at Target Field, the new world-class home of the Minnesota Twins in April 2010. Pentair’s RWRS is estimated to reduce the need for municipal water at Target Field by over 50 percent, helping the ballpark to qualify for LEED certification and saving more than 2 million gallons of water annually.

"With Pentair's cutting edge technology and GreenMark's enlightened approach to sponsorship, an entirely new category of sports sponsorship can be launched that is a win-win for the environment and sports franchises."

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