Xylem and Planet Water Foundation Set to Bring Safe Drinking Water to Half a Million People Annually

During World Water Week 2019, which is set to address the theme of "water for society a?? including all,a?? global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), and Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs, have announced plans to extend and deepen their partnership. As part of the organizationsa?? expanded partnership, which initially launched eight years ago to address water access issues in the worlda??s most impoverished communities, Planet Water Foundation is integrating Xylem pump products into all the non-profita??s water filtration and sanitation solutions.

Since 2011, Xylem and Planet Water Foundation have provided education and access to safe, potable water in over 400 communities across 12 countries, supporting the daily drinking water requirements of nearly 500,000 people. Building on this success, the new terms of the partnership extends Xylema??s involvement to a total of more than 1,100 projects across 13 countries, adding Xylema??s renowned manual, solar, petrol and electric pumping solutions to multiple life-changing engineering solutions.

"Planet Water Foundation installs water filtration solutions in areas that are in critical need of access to clean water a?? whether a community in a remote, rural area, or the provision of clean, safe drinking water for people in need in the wake of a natural disaster,a?? said Mark Steele, Founder & CEO at Planet Water Foundation. "It is important that our solutions provide a high level of quality and reliability where our products are deployed, and Xylema??s pumps have proven to be world-class. Wea??re proud to extend our partnership with an innovative, purpose-driven company like Xylem, which provides us with the technology we need to provide clean water access to communities around the world.a??

With over 2 billion people across the globe living in water-stressed countries, Xylem recognizes its role in harnessing the power of digital technologies to solve water challenges, safeguard our environment and drive social change.
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