Emergency Floodwater Drainage

Weather is unpredictable. Xylem is not.

The power of water in a flood can be devastating. Entire towns and communities can be wiped out - the landscape changed forever. Xylem has been helping save and restore communities around the world from the damaging effects of floods.

That’s why we have been the perfect partner to fight flood waters. Xylem designs and manufactures a full line of Flygt and Godwin portable drainage pumps specifically built to help combat unwanted water from floods. The Xylem team will ensure you:

  • Have the right equipment for the job. With a broad portfolio of pumps and water management equipment, no one offers a wider selection than Xylem. We also offer rental equipment, which is a great fit for emergency flood situations.
  • Have a reliable system that works. Because we design and build our own equipment, we understand how it works best and create systems to match equipment to the needs of communities fighting rising waters.
  • Have a support team committed to your safety and success. The experienced Xylem team provides turnkey services, including site drainage design, installation and ongoing service. We are there to respond in a flooding emergency or to help build your flood relief contingency plan. 

In battle against emergency floodwaters, Xylem is a reliable partner with a team and pumps ready for you. As a proven leader in the dewatering industry, we make a great team.

Xylem is a partner who cares

More than 70 years ago, Xylem's Flygt brand invented the first submersible dewatering pump. Today, Xylem's drainage pumps are perfectly designed for this type of operation - capable of handling high volumes of water and withstanding the toughest operating conditions.
Xylem actively tracks weather patterns and anticipates shipping people and equipment to at-risk flood areas. With a broad portfolio, we also identify the right pump for the job. From high-pressure pumps that move water a long way from the danger zone to smaller portable pumps to help empty a basement, Xylem has a diverse portfolio to fight rising flood waters.
Knowing that floods are sometimes a once in a lifetime event, Xylem offers contingency planning services and affordable rental programs.
Xylem has been the leading choice for pumps and dewatering equipment to own or rent because we have:

  • A line of submersible pumps ranging from compact, portable units for small drainage jobs to larger dewatering pumps for emergency response situations.
  • Fully automatic diesel, electric or natural gas-powered, solids-handling dry-priming pumps for high-volume and high-discharge heads.
  • A full range of hydraulic submersible pumps for general duty in dewatering, bypass, drainage and sludge applications.
  • An exhaustive range of pumps and accessories for rent, with over 20,000 portable pumps and related equipment located around the globe.

Backed by a global support network our local teams are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. We give you confidence so together we can battle rising waters to save communities and business operations.

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