Xylem’s intelligent pump control solution recognized at International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2014 – Xylem Inc., (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has been announced as a finalist in the Innovate@IWS competition at the International Water Summit, Abu Dhabi. Xylem is one of four finalists in the municipal water category of the Innovate@IWS competition for its Flygt SmartRun® intelligent pump controller.

Innovate@IWS is a new initiative designed to find and accelerate next-generation technologies that address water sustainability challenges in arid regions. The winning technologies must demonstrate excellence in terms of uniqueness, business potential and long-term vision.

Xylem's Flygt SmartRun® intelligent pump controller can reduce a pump station's energy usage by up to 30 percent when compared to a conventional on/off control. When working in tandem with Xylem's Flygt Experior wastewater pumping solution, SmartRun® can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent. It intuitively finds the most energy-efficient pump speed for a specific application. It also features an automatic blockage removal function. Furthermore, all functions of SmartRun® are pre-programmed to eliminate costly engineering work for each pump station start-up – a significant differentiator from other products on the market.

Tomas Brannemo, Senior Vice President and President Transport for Xylem, said: "We are honored that Flygt SmartRun's innovative and unique capabilities have been recognized at IWS. Xylem is committed to developing smart and sustainable solutions that solve every day, global water challenges."

Innovate@IWS connects innovators and clean technologists with investors, partners and end users in the quest to deliver sustainable water solutions. As part of the competition developers pitch their innovations to an expert panel of judges including investors, regulators, utility managers, industrial water users and technical experts from around the world.

About Xylem

Xylem (NYSE: 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 Rye Brook, New York, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years 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 www.xylem.com

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