The Pentair application centres will be established in the US over the next three years. The centres will focus on industrial water reuse in manufacturing, one of the largest users of fresh water, and water stewardship in food and beverage processing- areas of focus.

“As the world’s growing population puts increasing demands on our precious water resources, Pentair is committed to continued innovation to help customers produce more food, energy and efficiencies from each drop of water,” said Randall Hogan, Pentair chairman and CEO. “To that end, these centres will help accelerate new innovation development by engaging our customers and others to innovate, validate and collaborate as we work to help municipal, industrial and commercial companies reduce their water footprint.”
 
The plans were announced in conjunction with Pentair’s participation at the White House Water Summit, which took place on 22 March 2016 in honour of the United Nations’ World Water Day.