The units were donated by ITT and deployed through the Mercy Corps large-scale humanitarian aid response.
The donation is part of a strategic partnership between ITT’s corporate citizenship program, ITT Watermark, and Mercy Corps to help provide safe water during emergencies. Immediately following the earthquake, ITT authorized Mercy Corps to use up to US$100 000 of ITT's 2010 Emergency Fund, which was set up to provide fast funding to support an initial, on-the-ground assessment of short- and long-term needs after a disaster.
“Lack of clean water and sanitation presents a critical health risk to victims following disaster, and as a global water leader, ITT is uniquely positioned to help,” said Steve Loranger, chairman, president and CEO of ITT. “There is much to be done in Haiti and we are proud to use our expertise in fluid technology to support our partner, Mercy Corps, with the rebuilding and recovery of water and sanitation infrastructure in Haiti for the long-term.”