Xylem Waterdrop Allows Xylem Partners to Participate in Xylem Watermark
Xylem Waterdrop, a program developed and managed by Xylem's Applied Water System Growth Center team, allows Xylem partners to participate in Xylem Watermark. Every time a registered employee of one of Xylem’s commercial partners learns about, selects or specifies Xylem products within Building Services, they collect drops. For every single drop, Xylem contributes one U.S. dollar to Watermark to use toward building a Planet Water Foundation AquaTower, providing clean water and hygiene education at schools around the world. The more drops collected, the closer we move to funding the next tower that serves entire communities, promoting health, enabling children to enjoy clean water at school, and creating opportunities for a better life. In addition, each drop collected by Waterdrop participants equals one entry in an annual drawing to travel with Planet Water Foundation and Xylem volunteers and build an AquaTower, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In November 2016, 14 customers and employees went to Cambodia on the inaugural Waterdrop volunteer trip where they built three water towers at elementary schools in the Siem Reap Province. 3,000 Cambodian youth, their families and communities now have access to clean water and nearly six hundred pupils have received WASH education to learn the importance of safe Water, adequate Sanitation, and proper Hygiene.