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  • Urban Farming

    It's time for a farming revolution.

  • Aquaponics is the Future of Farming

    Sustainable Systems for Efficient Agriculture

  • Design, Equipment, Expertise

    World-Class Products Supported by our Global Team of Experts


Whether you’re seeking design and consulting services for a new operation or solutions and support for an existing farm, we provide the expertise, the equipment and the global resources to address your needs.

As the world experiences rising water and energy shortages, urban food deserts, and the pollution of soils and waterways, there’s a clear need for sustainable new sources of nutritious food. Aquaponics is the future of farming. It’s where fish and plants grow in a symbiotic biologically-balanced system. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is committed to driving the commercialization of these innovative systems.

PAES Urban Farming Offering

Why it Matters

Aquaponics uses only 2% of the water needed in conventional farming with minimal space requirements. In an aquaponics operation, fish provide nutrients for the plants, and the plants help keep the water clean for the fish. Depending on your needs, we can design a coupled system or a de-coupled one, in which the fish and plant systems operate independently of each other.

Design & Consultation Services

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has unparalleled expertise which is enabled by our staff of engineers and technicians who possess many years of real-world experience. Or, if you have an existing operation, they’ll help you select the optimal plants and fish for your individual market, choose the proper nutrients needed for each plant variety and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is your optimal resource for building a successful commercial-scale aquaponics operation. We manufacture the broadest range of equipment in the industry, all backed up by a leading service and support team.


From starter kits to large-scale commercial equipment, we have thousands of products to keep your operation sustainable and to allow your crops to flourish. Our team of experts can design and consult to deliver complete large-scale systems that meet your production goals and financial model. Our world-class team of Engineers, Biologists and Service personnel are available to provide a full range of support.


Aquaponics is the future of farming and Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is committed to accelerating the commercialization of these innovative systems. Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs, businesses and investors engaged in large-scale commercial aquaponics ventures to ensure long-term success—yours. Our projects include one of the largest urban commercial aquaponics systems in the world in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as a number of other aquaponics and hydroponics systems worldwide. With a world-class team of designers, engineers, horticulturists and biologists backed by the global resources of Pentair, we’re here to ensure you succeed.

Training & Service

With more than three decades of experience in aquaculture and aquatic farming, our team can support you in the design, installation and engineering of large-scale aquaculture systems, urban farms, aquaponics systems and more. Whether you’re in need of design services for a new operation or technology and support for an existing farm, we have a global team who can provide support, expertise and equipment required to successfully build and operate commercial-scale aquaponics systems.

Interactive Tours

Use our innovative digital tours to virtually visit two of our largest farms built to date. Walk through our facilities and use your device to learn about the equipment and systems that our farmers are using to produce fresh, healthy fish and delicious, nutritious produce.

Urban Organics - Schmidt’s Facility

Urban Organics has converted the former Schmidt’s Brewery building in St. Paul, MN into a fully-functioning urban farm. This commercial-scale 87,000 square foot indoor aquaponics facility is one of the largest commercial aquaponics facilities in the world. This innovative facility utilizes technology from Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems to annually produce 275,000 lbs. of fresh fish and 400,000 lbs. of organically grown produce.

Urban Organics - Hamm’s Facility

Urban Organics initially converted the former Hamm’s Brewery building in St. Paul, MN into a pilot-scale urban farm. This proof-of-concept facility was constructed to help establish the commercial viability of urban aquaponics before the Urban Organics team took on the construction of the much larger Schmidt’s facility. The Hamm’s facility continues to operate as a production-scale urban farm utilizing technology from Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems to provide fresh organic produce and locally-produced fish to the Twin Cities and beyond.