Providing access to life’s most essential resource

providing access to life's most essential resource
providing access to life's most essential resource

Providing access to life’s most essential resource

world humanitarian day

At Pentair, we recognize and celebrate the humanitarians around the world who strive to meet ever-growing global needs for the basic necessities of life – including access to clean, safe drinking water.

At Pentair, we are driven by our purpose to create a better world for people and the planet through smart, sustainable water solutions. We also believe that access to clean, safe water is a fundamental human right and foundational to economic development and gender equity.

Through Project Safewater, we provide cleaner, safer drinking water every day to 3 million people in the developing world.


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Safe Water Network was founded in 2006 with a simple premise: communities can sustainably manage their own supply of safe water. Having launched the first clean water station in India in 2010, Pentair and the Pentair Foundation’s ongoing support of the Safe Water Network has delivered clean water to more than one million people in India via more than 350 iJal Stations — small water treatment facilities that produce clean water sold at affordable rates. By training local communities on how to operate and maintain the iJal stations, we are helping to build sustainable, locally owned, and economically viable solutions.


Water Mission is a nonprofit that engineers safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing countries and disaster areas. Pentair and the Pentair Foundation have collaborated with Water Mission to expand WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) safe water access in the western region of Honduras. Since 2007, our partnership has enabled more than 300,000 people in Honduras to access clean water from more than 200 safe water stations. In 2022, we kicked off our expansion to Mayan communities in Mexico, which will deliver access to safe water in 18 communities, as well as access to sanitation in 11 communities.

water mission


Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) catalyzes large-scale transformation in economically-depressed urban areas in Africa by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls. In collaboration with SHOFCO, Pentair engineers have designed, built, and installed a state-of-the-art water filtration system in Kibera, an impoverished settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, for onsite water treatment. This doubled the volume of clean water that is delivered to the community, which is home to more than 250,000 people. 

About pentair, the pentair foundation and project safewater

Pentair and the Pentair Foundation are aligned to create a better world for people and the planet through smart, sustainable water solutions. Project Safewater is a holistic approach to providing safe water solutions together with global and local partners to communities where Pentair operates, and that improves access to water in developing communities around the world. Since 2007, we have launched and co-created innovative approaches — combining technology, microenterprise business models, and scientific research — to help transform the way safer drinking water is sustainably delivered in developing countries. The Pentair Foundation has contributed over $15 million to Project Safewater strategic partners to further advance this endeavor, including $650,000 in 2022.

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