Global water technology company Xylem and non-profit Planet Water Foundation have announced plan to extend their partnership to bring safe drinking water to half a million people every year.
The partnership, which launched eight years ago to address water access issues in the world’s most impoverished communities, will see Planet Water Foundation integrate Xylem pump products into its water filtration and sanitation solutions.
Since 2011, the two companies have provided education and access to safe potable water in over 400 communities in 12 countries, offering drinking water to nearly 500,000 people. Under the expanded partnership, Xylem’s involvement will extend to over 1,100 projects across 13 countries, adding Xylem’s pumping solutions to water systems.
“Planet Water Foundation installs water filtration solutions in areas that are in critical need of access to clean water – whether a community in a remote, rural area, or the provision of clean, safe drinking water for people in need in the wake of a natural disaster,” said Mark Steele, founder and CEO of Planet Water Foundation.
“It is important that our solutions provide a high level of quality and reliability where our products are deployed, and Xylem’s pumps have proven to be world-class. We’re proud to extend our partnership with an innovative, purpose-driven company like Xylem, which provides us with the technology we need to provide clean water access to communities around the world.”
“Xylem has a unique opportunity – and responsibility – to drive change and promote water sustainability with our business and with our social impact efforts,” added Joseph Vesey, chief marketing officer at Xylem. “This partnership helps us deliver on one of our sustainability goals – to empower communities to achieve water security. We’ve committed 1% of Xylem employees’ time and 1% of our profits to help make that happen. We are enthusiastic about extending our work with Planet Water Foundation to advance our shared goal of helping communities solve urgent water challenges.”
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