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Xylem Employees Volunteer Over 10,000 Hours During Annual October Global Month of Service

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Xylem is proud to announce that its employees volunteered over 10,000 hours across the globe during Xylem Watermark’s Annual October Global Month of Service. Through water source clean-ups, restoration projects, educational water monitoring activities, beach and park clean-ups, community building initiatives, and more, Xylem employee volunteers displayed their true commitment to addressing the global water crisis and protecting safe water resources for communities around the world.

Xylem Employees Build and Install 18 Benches for Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s Outdoor Classroom

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Last Saturday, Xylem employees concluded a year-long project with a local nonprofit in Pinson, AL, where they built and installed 18 benches and created an outdoor classroom for students to learn and engage with nature. The organization—Turkey Creek Nature Preserve—provides educational programming for thousands of students each year. The programs focus on science, history, and social sciences that meet STEM and the Alabama State Department of Education College and Career-Ready Standards.

Xylem Donations Make Completion of New Prep School Possible After Devastation from Hurricane Harvey

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Xylem colleagues toured one of YES Prep Schools facilities in Houston, TX last week in celebration of the completion of a new school building. Xylem Watermark donated to YES Prep to support building classrooms in response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Xylem also participated in water monitoring educational events at the time, adding to its efforts to solve water and educate youth about water issues. YES Prep School is committed to providing students in underserved communities access to superior educational opportunities, and Xylem is proud to support this effort.

Xylem Employees in Germany Improve Their Communities During October Month of Service

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Xylem employees in Germany have been active during Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service and have engaged children in their volunteer efforts. Last week, the Ludwigsburg site participated in a creative event, where they built a beautiful wooden shed at a youth farm for local children. Their neighbors at the Langenhagen site supported the Friends Children Forest in Hannover by planting trees and restoring a stream. Both the Ludswigburg and Langenhagen teams are showing how their volunteer efforts are improving their communities during Xylem’s Global Month of Service!

Xylem Employees in Axminster Raise Awareness about Issues Associated with Water Scarcity

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During Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service, employees from Xylem’s office in Axminster, UK have created a simulation in which they cycle in the office to raise awareness of the 6.5km walked by women each day for approximately 20 liters of water in areas affected by water scarcity. Each morning, the employees take note of the distance cycled and calculate the equivalent amount of water carried. This information is then entered onto their water measure poster pictured below.

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Xylem Celebrates Long-Time Partner for its 1000th AquaTower Build—Marking 1 Million People Who Now Have Access to Clean Drinking Water

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One of Xylem’s long-standing nonprofit partners, Planet Water, celebrated the installation of its 1,000th “AquaTower” on October 3rd, achieving one million people across fourteen countries who now have access to clean, safe drinking water. The 1000th Tower jumpstarts a new organization initiative to bring clean water to an entire District in Cambodia. Xylem is proud to have worked alongside Planet Water for years, setting up AquaTowers that last from 5-7 years in communities that currently lack safe drinking water.

Xylem Watermark Kicks Off Annual Month of Service

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Xylem Watermark is proud to kick off our annual Global Month of Service in October - an entire month dedicated to volunteerism and raising awareness for the necessary improvements to clean water access around the world. Since 2016, Xylem employees have come together in October to participate in activities across the globe with one common mission – to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need and to educate people about water issues.

Xylem Watermark Brings Clean Water and Hygiene Education to the Arya Deep School in Delhi, India

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Volunteers from Xylem Watermark spent their Saturday building a water tower for the Ayra Deep School in the Greater Noida region of Delhi, India. The school has 750 students, but no access to clean water. Changing that, with Xylem’s help, more than 1,000 students and community members now have access to clean water, allowing students to focus more on their education. While at Ayra Deep, Xylem employees also played games of “Germ Tag” and taught students about hygiene and water-health, including the spreading of germs and the importance of hand washing.

Xylem Volunteers Join iHeart Radio in a Water Donation Drive to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence is causing vast devastation in the U.S. South East and Mid-Atlantic regions of North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland. Xylem joined forces with iHeart Radio to donate water to support disaster relief efforts. Nine employees in Atlanta, GA spent two days collecting, loading, and delivering cases of water to those affected by Florence. Xylem encouraged customers and channel partners to support the drive, by either donating items or volunteering, which spanned from Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 18.

Xylem Responds to Lombok Earthquakes in Relief Efforts

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Xylem Watermark was involved in the immediate response in asking how they could help the people of Lombok after the devastation of the recent earthquakes that left the island devastated. Three AquaTowers were deployed with their support – bringing thousands of people access to clean, safe water. Thousands of families were evacuated to hillside camps after their homes were destroyed, living in tents without electricity or running water that are shared with many other families.

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