Major stormwater drainage system to be installed along NJ coastline

Under a $2.7M contract, Xylem plans to install a stormwater drainage system along the NJ coastline to protect against storm damage in the area.


RYE BROOK, NY, Dec. 27, 2013 -- A new stormwater drainage system is set to be installed along the New Jersey coastline to protect against future storm damage throughout the region.

Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), a global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, has been awarded a $2.7 million contract to supply the equipment and technology for the system. The project is a key part of a $265 million reconstruction program being implemented in the area following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

The new, state-of-the-art drainage system will consist of 47 Flygt Slimline pumps and 27 smaller Flygt submersible N-pumps in nine pump stations located at various intervals along the 12-mile stretch of road that was severely damaged by the storm. Flygt MultiSmart pump controllers will ensure the efficient operation of the system. Each of the nine pump stations will have a capacity of moving between 25,000 and 35,000 gallons of water per minute.

Installation of the new system will begin before the end of 2013 with part of the new system due to be in operation before summer 2014.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading 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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