ITT introduces solar pump system for rain barrels

Recyling rainwater just got easier with ITT's new solar powered pump system -- called RainPerfect. The eco-friendly solar pump system debuted by ITT this week allows you to run your hose or sprinkler from your rain barrel.

"RainPerfect is a great way to go 'double duty' green in 2011," Jeff Schopperle, product manager at ITT, said. "Since it works with solar energy, there is no need for electrical work in order to have an electrical outlet for a rain barrel pump. And by running the pump 'off the grid,' energy is saved and rainwater is utilized. It's just a better way for the environment on both fronts."

The RainPerfect pump and solar panel are easily installed and provide plenty of pressure through an ordinary garden hose, according to a news release. The pump runs off a solar rechargeable NiMH battery, adapts to most styles of rain barrels and effectively pumps up to 100 gallons on a single charge.

"At ITT we pride ourselves in being engineers behind products that help make for a better life. Environmentalists, conservationists, green families and those who aspire to be more environmentally conscious will agree that RainPerfect is a solution that makes us more responsible to our planet's finite resources," Schopperle said.

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