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There is no future without water.

Technology must play an instrumental role in addressing the global water crisis. It helps us discover new and better ways to manage water. At Xylem, we're delivering innovative technologies that touch every part of the water cycle – from the moment water is drawn from the source to when it's tested, treated, disinfected, transported, reused and ultimately, returned to streams and rivers cleaner than when it was first sourced.

As a leading global water technology provider, we partner with governments and businesses across the globe with a single goal in mind: to advance the smarter use of water.


Only 1 percent of the world's water is suitable for drinking. Every week, an estimated 42,000 people die from diseases caused by low-quality drinking water. More than 90 percent of these diseases affect children under the age of five.

As shortages increase, the world must explore "new" sources of water, including the reuse of storm and wastewater.
 
Filtration and clarification systems treat water from lakes, rivers and seas. UV and ozone systems make water safe to drink.

With more than 200,000 installations worldwide, Xylem is the world's leading provider of non-chemical systems that disinfect water with ultraviolet light. Xylem high-performance UV lamps destroy more than 99.99 percent of all waterborne pathogens in seconds.

In the U.S. alone, many of our current water pipes and treatment systems are more than 50 years old, but since many of these systems were built, the U.S. population has more than doubled.
 
Reuse (recycle) treated wastewater for agricultural and landscape irrigation and industrial processes. Xylem technology breaks down and removes contaminants; before the water is returned to nature, Xylem ozone, ultraviolet and chlorine disinfection systems are employed to protect users of our water environment. Xylem's tertiary treatment and reverse osmosis membrane systems can also be used to re-purify the water, making it suitable for recharging groundwater aquifers or reuse in a wide variety of applications.

The collection, distribution and treatment of drinking water and wastewater nationwide consume tremendous amounts of energy and release approximately 116 billion pounds of carbon dioxide per year - as much as 10 million cars.*
 
Xylem has a broad portfolio of energy saving technologies, including the N-pump, which uses up to 30 percent less energy than similar wastewater pumps.

The company's fine bubble aerators can slash energy use up to 50 percent, and like a smart grid, Xylem's "smart pumps" can lower energy costs by up to 70 percent by automatically adjusting speed to match demand.