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The Strength of Our History

Xylem. Our name may be new. But our reputation is built on nearly a century of leadership and value creation for our stakeholders.
​Xylem — a premium applications solutions company dedicated exclusively to solving our customers’ most challenging water problems — was formed from ITT Corporation’s spinoff of several strategic business segments in October 2011, namely the Water & Wastewater, Residential & Commercial Water, Analytics and Flow Control businesses.

As a stand-alone company, we are a world leader in water technology, providing equipment and services for water and wastewater applications with a broad portfolio of products and services that address the full cycle of water — from collection, distribution and use to its return to the environment. Through our signature citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, we bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe.

Our strong product brands will continue to drive our business forward in moving, testing, analyzing and treating water, and are the essential building blocks of the Xylem brand. With decades of leadership in their categories, these brands are at the core of who we are, and each is part of the new, revitalized future we’re creating together at Xylem.

With greater strategic focus than ever before, a strong and experienced leadership team, a high-performance company culture and a clear plan for short- and long-term growth globally, we are building on the strength of our history to deliver a higher level of customer service, innovation and value — today and well into the future.