Xylem recognized for innovative water reuse research, development solutions

During its recent 19th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference, the WateReuse Research Foundation recognized Xylem for its commitment to water reuse research and developing innovative water reuse solutions.

RYE BROOK, NY, May 5, 2015 -- During its recent 19th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference, the WateReuse Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization conducting research to improve the treatment, distribution and acceptance of water reuse, recognized Xylem, a global water technology company, for its commitment to water reuse research and developing innovative water reuse solutions.

Serious action and innovative measures will be required to identify effective solutions and develop sustainable water policies for challenges such as population growth, urbanization and persistent drought. Water reuse is a proven approach that can help meet growing water demands, while safeguarding existing water supplies. Further, it produces high-quality water at a lower lifecycle cost than that of developing a new water supply option, and it provides a resilient and drought-resistant water source with valuable economic and environmental co-benefits.

Xylem's advanced treatment technologies are demonstrating that wastewater can be purified well beyond drinking water standards and reused safely and economically for both potable and non-potable purposes. The company's water reuse technology is being used at wastewater treatment sites around the world, including the following locations:

  • The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, Northern California's newest water recycling facility, which is an 8-million-gallon-per-day facility that uses Xylem's Wedeco UV systems. This technology provides the critical final disinfection step before the water is sent locally to support some of the world's most innovative companies. In addition, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is conducting two pilot studies with Xylem's MiPro advanced oxidation process and Oxelia ozone-enhanced biologically active filtration to examine the potential for using reuse water to bolster potable water supplies.
  • The Advanced Water Purification Facility at the North City Water Reclamation Center in San Diego, where Xylem's Oxelia ozone-enhanced biologically active filtration technology is central. This site is the focal point of the city's demonstration project, which is a pilot study to optimize water reuse technologies to replace imported potable water sources.
  • The Swedish Environmental Institute and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, which Xylem has established a water reuse research partnership with. The company is now overseeing a pilot plant and test bed for advanced process technologies, including its biological treatment, filtration, disinfection, and oxidation technologies that enable water reuse.
  • The Changi Water Reclamation Plant in Singapore, which will install Xylem’s Wedeco UV systems for as part of the NEWater process to sustainably and efficiently produce purified, reclaimed water. The Public Utility Board of Singapore (PUB) is testing and implementing cutting-edge water reuse technologies, and Xylem’s Wedeco UV technology meets the most stringent global water reuse disinfection regulations to ensure a safe water supply.

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About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.


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