Designed to help everyday consumers live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, the pump enables users to more conveniently recycle rain by generating sufficient pressure to run their hose or sprinkler from their water butt. Providing added green efficiency, the water pump is powered by a unique solar panel.
"Water usage increases in the average suburban home during the summer by 30 percent from garden watering’, Jeff Schopperle, Product Manager at ITT explains. "Water harvesting provides an alternative to using water supplied from utility companies and the RainPerfect pump provides the perfect solution to make water harvesting more accessible. The pump enables people to optimize their usage of available natural resources in an easy and accessible way."
As public awareness of the need to live environmentally conscious lifestyles increases, more people are now investing in water butts to conserve and reuse natural resources. Using the water pressure generated by the RainPerfect pump and solar panel, individuals can now recycle the rain water collected in their barrel and use it through an everyday garden hose. Providing pumping pressure of up to 0.9 bar, the pump can be used to run low pressure garden sprinklers, wash a car and water anything else around the garden.
Environmentally friendly on a second front, the RainPerfect pump is powered by a solar panel, meaning there is no need for an electrical outlet. As energy costs continue to rise, the RainPerfect pump is not only environmentally efficient but economical. The ability to use the pump without a power cable also ensures it is easy to install and use.
RainPerfect’s features include:
- Usage of a rechargeable NiMH battery, powered by the included solar panel
- Easy and quick top-mount installation, adaptable to most rain barrel styles
- Standardised garden fixturing, ensuring compatibility with all major hose brands
- Pumping up to 83 UK gallons (377 litres) on a single charge, emptying most standard barrels
RainPerfect is available online and through select retailers nationwide.
RainPerfect retails for approximately Ł88.22 in the UK and €101.39 in Germany and France. Visit rainperfectpump.com for more information.
In January 2011, ITT announced its intent to separate the corporation into three standalone publicly traded companies by the end of 2011. ITT’s water-related businesses will form a new standalone water company to be called Xylem Inc. Xylem is the Greek word for the tissue that moves water in plants. Following the spinoff, the company will retain its industry leading product brands such as Flygt, Goulds Water Technology, WEDECO, WTW, Flojet, Bell & Gossett, Lowara and many others.
About ITT Flow Control
With an innovative history spanning over 65 years, Gloucester, Massachusetts based Flow Control is a leading producer of pumps, valves, membranes, and related products for the marine, beverage, general industrial, and developing region markets. The Flow Control portfolio (ittflowcontrol.com) includes the brands Rule Innovation, Alcon, Flojet, Jabsco, Midland-ACS, Rule, and PCI. For more information on ITT Flow Control and an archive of its press releases, please visit the website.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (ITT.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.