In Washington D.C., well-known global water technology company Xylem has presented DC Water with the first North American installation of its Flygt Concertor integrated intelligence wastewater pumping system.
Fusing software and hardware, the Flygt Concertor wastewater pumping system senses the operating conditions of its environment and adapts its performance in real time. It increases the sustainability of the wastewater sector by consuming considerably less energy, cutting inventory needs, and ensuring reliable, clog-free wastewater pumping while reducing the overall cost of ownership.
DC Water and Xylem are working together to highlight the urgent need for investment in smart water structures to maximise operational productivity and benefit customers. A report released in March 2017 by the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that the US needs to invest a minimum of $123 billion (€114 billion) annually in water structure over the next decade to ensure a good state of repair.
The two organisations are committed to accelerating innovation through field-driven pilots focusing on increasing productivity of water and waste water management, and improving the resilience and sustainability of those operations.
“In the US, our water and wastewater infrastructure faces a daunting investment gap that places these critical systems at risk and leaves our communities vulnerable to the consequences of system failures,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “We are so pleased to be able to partner with DC Water – a true industry leader – to address these challenges, leveraging technology to develop new, more sustainable solutions. Our Flygt Concertor is a great example of the type of break-through technology that we believe will fundamentally alter the way water and wastewater is managed. Working together, we will be able to bring those solutions to fruition even faster.”