Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to supply treatment technology and systems for a new wastewater treatment plant in Brazil that will serve 60,000 people. Construction is currently underway with Xylem providing its Sanitaire® brand ICEAS (intermittent cycle extended aeration system ) biological technology to treat wastewater in the city of Campo Grande in the Mato Grosso state of Brazil.
The contract for the Imbirussu wastewater treatment plant was awarded by Aguas Guariroba, part of the EQUIPAV Group, which operates public water treatment facilities in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Aguas Guariroba has invested more than US$7million in the wastewater treatment plant, which will initially improve wastewater effluent quality in 33 districts of Campo Grande.
“Xylem’s Sanitaire ICEAS solution is proving very popular in this region due to its energy efficiency and compact footprint. As urban populations expand across Latin America, wastewater treatment is becoming an increasingly important issue for public health and safety. Xylem is helping to address these and other water issues, providing technical expertise along with market-leading solutions,” said Richard Dixon, managing director, Xylem Latin America. “We are pleased to partner with Aguas Guariroba on this project to deliver safe treated wastewater for the city of Campo Grande.”
Xylem has installed more than 90,000 Sanitaire diffusers in Brazil to date, and is developing new and upgrading existing wastewater treatment systems throughout the country.The Imbirussu project is part of Aguas Guariroba’s US$28million investment plan to deploy 139km of new sewerage networks in the Campo Grande region, to reach 70 percent of households by mid-2013. About Sanitaire Sanitaire, a Xylem brand, is committed to providing innovative diffused aeration and biological wastewater treatment solutions to help meet the growing challenge of maintaining clean water. Installed in thousands of municipal and industry wastewater treatment applications worldwide, Sanitaire equipment and technologies ensure quality, energy efficient and dependable operations. Standard and customized solutions are designed with deep process capability, experience and regulatory insight to meet any demand from design through installation and ownership with integrity. For more information about Sanitaire, visit www.sanitaire.com 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. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.