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Xylem awarded contract for Beijing drainage pumping project

May 15, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 15, 2013-- Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has been awarded a $2.9 million contract from the Beijing Drainage Group (BDG) to install Xylem’s Flygt® pumps in 19 pumping stations in downtown Beijing. The new Flygt submersible centrifugal sewage pumps will improve the stations’ water storage capability and prevent overflow by providing more efficient drainage and flood control.

“We are proud to have been chosen to be part of this meaningful project with the BDG,” said Shuping Lu, vice president and country director for China. “Our Flygt pumps reduce the costs associated with pump station design, excavation, civil work, installation and commissioning, while maintaining superior performance even under heavy flooding conditions.”

Beijing Drainage Group Co. Ltd is a wholly state-owned wastewater utility established with the approval of the Beijing Municipal Government.

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. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion and approximately 12,700 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

Source: Xylem Inc.

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