Planet Water Foundation and Xylem Further Improve Clean Water Access with Innovative Home-Based Solution

Close collaboration between global water technology company and non-profit solves drinking water needs in remote community homes using FlowJet pumps
Jun 29, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Press Release

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that addresses global water poverty by delivering clean water access and hygiene education programs and Xylem (XYL), a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges, have devised a unique application for Xylem’s FlowJet advanced pumping technology to provide clean water access in homes located in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

The new solution uses Xylem’s FlowJet low-pressure pump to transfer source water from holding containers located next to homes into Planet Water’s 3-stage ultrafiltration technology that makes it safe to drink by removing bacteria, protozoa and harmful contaminants. The pump and filtration system is an integral part of Planet Water’s new AquaHome platform that has been tested and deployed in beneficiary homes in rural Siem Reap, Cambodia by Xylem Watermark volunteers. Watermark is Xylem’s corporate citizenship platform that works with select non-government organizations, like Planet Water Foundation, to provide and protect safe water resources in communities and educate people about water issues.

“Our relationship with Xylem extends well beyond their valuable foundation program partnership through Watermark. They are an innovation partner that actively develops and applies products that extend our capacity and reach for clean water solutions in some of the most remote locations and demanding environments,” said Nick Hill, Executive Chairman of Planet Water Foundation. “Xylem’s FlowJet is materially important to solving our specialized need for a rugged and reliable low-pressure pump for a new filtration system that brings clean water access to homes.”

About Planet Water Foundation

Planet Water Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world’s most impoverished communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems (AquaTowers) and the deployment of hygiene education programs. Planet Water Foundation projects are focused on children, schools, and rural/peri-urban communities across Asia and Latin America. Since 2009, Planet Water has deployed nearly 1,000 projects that provide clean water access to nearly one million people across 13 countries through strategic partnerships with organizations such as Xylem, Coca-Cola, Columbia Sportswear, Expedia, Starbucks, and Watts Water Technologies, among others.  For more information, visit us at www.planet-water.org.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.  Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. 

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.

About Xylem Watermark

Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line:” financial, environmental and social. The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment.

Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 and, with its six nonprofit partners, has provided clean water and sanitation solutions to over three million people in 38 countries. Xylem launched its first Global Month of Service in October 2016 to provide a focused time to inspire employees to get involved and bring the mission of Xylem Watermark to their communities. In 2017, Xylem Watermark launched the Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge to engage employees in solving global and local water issues in ways about which they are passionate.

To learn more about Xylem Watermark, please visit http://www.xylemwatermark.com.

Mark Cain
Planet Water Foundation
+1 (480) 330-9346