Minnesota-headquartered Pentair Inc is donating and installing a custom-designed Rain Water Recycle System (RWRS) that will capture, conserve and reuse rain water at Target Field, the new home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.
Under a multi-year sponsorship agreement, Pentair will be “The Official Sustainable Water Provider” for the Minnesota Twins organization and Target Field.
The Pentair RWRS is estimated to reduce the need for municipal water at Target Field by more than 50%, helping the ballpark to qualify for LEED certification and saving more than 2 million gallons of water per year. The Pentair system is designed to allow the Minnesota Twins to recycle and conserve water used to wash down the lower decks of the stadium and irrigate the ball field. Pentair’s Everpure tap water filtration systems will also be installed in each Target Field suite, as well as in administrative offices and training rooms, to enhance water quality and reduce the use of bottled drinking water.
“We are pleased to partner with the Minnesota Twins and offer our hometown team a sustainable water solution that is a first in the nation, at any sports venue,” said Randall Hogan, Pentair chairman and chief executive officer. “We hope to create awareness of water quality and scarcity issues, and educate the public about conservation and available technologies.”
The Pentair sponsorship was developed by GreenMark, a Minneapolis-based environmental sports marketing and green sponsorship agency.
The 40,000-seat Target Field is located in the historic Warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis and is set to open in April 2010.