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Xylem Employees Volunteer to Improve Water Resources

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During Xylem’s Month of Service in October, employees volunteered for water-related activities in their communities, including cleaning up water sources and rebuilding homes in Houston. Xylem has set a goal for employees to volunteer 35,000 hours during 2017. We spoke with Michael Fields, Director of Xylem Watermark, to learn more.

What is Xylem’s Month of Service?

Xylem Volunteers Turn Flood First Responder Training into Walk for Water in Letchworth

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On September 12, the Sales team at Xylem Analytics UK in Letchworth turned their swiftwater and flood first responder training into a Walk for Water. As the participants walked to the training locations carrying the Xylem Watermark banner, they engaged local community members, increasing local awareness of the global water crisis. 

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Planet Water Foundation Brings Water-Cleaning Technology to Puerto Rico

by Antonio Pasolini
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Planet Water Foundation, an organization focused on bringing clean water to impoverished communities, has announced plans to help Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The natural disaster has devastated the country, with consequences on drinkable water supplies.

The organization will deploy 12 AquaTower water filtration systems. These filters source water by eliminating all types of microorganisms that can cause disease. What’s better: with no electricity or toxic chemicals.

Over 7,800 Hours Volunteered by Xylem Employees During Global Month of Service

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To commemorate its anniversary in October, Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, held its second annual Global Month of Service. Embracing the goals of Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, employees around the world came together to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need and to educate people about water issues.

Xylem Provides Expanded Support for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Xylem announced plans to expand its support for the ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The Company has pledged financial support, including matching employee contributions, as well as a new effort to bring clean water to several of the hardest hit areas of the island.

Long Island Students Win Top Water Innovation Prize

by Antonio Pasolini
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Two childhood friends have won the top prize at the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water prize sponsored by Xylem. Ryan Thorpe and Rachel Chang, seniors at Manhasset Secondary School on Long Island, N.Y., have created a system that uses biosensors to detect individual colonies of four of the most common pathogenic bacteria found in water, paving the way for applications in regions where clean water is a luxury.

Xylem Volunteers Conduct Water Filtration and Testing with St. Cassian’s Students

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As part of Xylem Watermark’s second annual Global Month of Service, a group of volunteers from Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, NY visited St. Cassian School in Montclair, NJ to help educate students about the importance of clean water.

The day’s activities included water testing in Verona Park with the fifth and sixth grade students and a water filtration activity with the kindergarten class. Volunteers had the opportunity to engage students in these clean water processes, meet teachers and parents at the school, and introduce the community to the Xylem Watermark program.

Xylem Installs First UV Cryptosporidium Barrier in Florida

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A water treatment plant in Florida will soon be the first in the state to use a UV cryptosporidium barrier. Xylem will supply its advanced Wedeco LBX Series UV disinfection system to protect against cryptosporidium in West Palm Beach.

Xylem Korea Cleans Up Tae An Beach as Part of First-Ever Watermark Activity

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On September 22, 2017, all 39 employees from Xylem Korea participated in a beach clean-up at Tae An beach as part of their first-ever Watermark activity.

Tae An is one of South Korea’s most beautiful and popular beaches. During the Xylem Watermark clean-up, volunteers collected more than 10 bags of waste, including plastic bottles, paper and buoys from the beach. The activity was a chance for the Xylem employees to bond over voluntary work, while also reminding themselves about the priceless value of water and nature. 

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Participate in Little Miami River Kleen Sweep

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On September 30, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs joined Little Miami River Kleeners in the annual Fall Little Miami River Kleen Sweep. Little Miami River Kleeners works to enhance the quality of life along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of, stimulating the public interest in, and encouraging the preservation of the Little Miami River in Ohio.  

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