Pentair Pumps Help New Orleans

Pentair’s pumps in New Orleans were put to the test when they took Hurricane Isaac head on and helped keep the city from flooding.

Following the tragic flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, Pentair was tapped by the Army Corp of Engineers to custom build 11 pumps for what is considered the largest flood control pump station in the world.  Each pump can move 750,000 gallons of water per minute, the equivalent of flushing out an Olympic-size swimming pool in less than five seconds.
Manufactured at Pentair’s facility in Kansas City, Kansas, the Fairbanks Morse pumps were built specifically to protect New Orleans from the water flowing into the city’s canals during storm and hurricane events. Pentair was awarded the contract in 2009 with the final installation of the pumps taking place in June 2011, plenty of time to protect New Orleans from this recent hurricane.
Because Hurricane Isaac was so prominent in the news and the danger of severe flooding so high, several media outlets from around the country were interested in talking to Pentair.  The daily newspaper in Minneapolis and the ABC and FOX television affiliates in Kansas City, where the pumps were manufactured, along with several trade journals conducted interviews with Pentair representatives on their success in helping to keep New Orleans dry.  Following are links to some of those news stories.

ABC and FOX TV in Kansas City

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twin Cities Business Magazine
Congratulations to the entire team in Kansas City who diligently kept to an accelerated schedule to ensure the on-time delivery of the much needed pumps. Pentair is proud of your work in keeping so many people safe from what could have been a devastating flood. 

Gulf Intracoastal

GIWW West Closure