Dewatering pumps aid Balkans in relief effort following devastating floods
Xylem has provided dewatering equipment to assist with the relief effort following disastrous floods that recently occurred in the Balkans of Southeast Europe.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND, July 31, 2014 -- Xylem Inc., (NYSE: XYL), a global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has provided dewatering equipment to assist with the relief effort following disastrous floods that occurred in the Balkans of Southeast Europe in mid-May.
Xylem responded to the emergency within three days, providing Flygt and Lowara drainage pumps to the regions of Belgrade, Obrenovac and Baric in Serbia and to the town of Kozarac in northwestern Bosnia. The pumps are specifically designed for this type of operation, capable of handling high volumes and withstanding the toughest operating conditions.
Over 40 people were killed and thousands more displaced during the worst flooding to hit the region in over a century. The flooding began when average rainfall for three months' fell in just three days, with Serbia and Bosnia being the worst affected areas. More than 20,000 people were evacuated in Serbia alone, including entire towns in some instances, while in Bosnia, around one million people were left without drinking water.
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.