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Xylem technology to be used in PureWater Colorado direct potable reuse demonstration project


Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has been engaged as a water technology solutions
provider to the PureWater Colorado Demonstration Project, which aims to
demonstrate direct potable reuse (DPR) as a safe, reliable and
sustainable drinking water source. Denver Water has partnered with
Carollo Engineers, WateReuse Colorado (WRCO) and Xylem on the project
which is located at the Denver Water Recycling Plant and will run during
the month of April this year. Some of the water produced will be used to
brew beer to raise awareness among the general public about this water
purification process.

Water reuse is part of Colorado's Water Plan to reduce the amount of
water diverted from rivers and streams, creating a sustainable,
efficient way to extend the state's water supplies.

Steve Green, Business Development Manager, Xylem said, "We are very
excited to be part of this forward-looking, important project that aims
to promote a sustainable, reliable and safe drinking water treatment
process. It is crucial that we implement sustainable solutions, like
water reuse, to meet future water needs. We hope that this demonstration
will help to raise awareness and understanding among the local
population and community leaders about how DPR can help to provide for
their water needs now and in the future."

A range of Xylem's solutions including a Wedeco MiPRO advanced oxidation
process (AOP) pilot system and a Leopold granulated activated
carbon (GAC) filter pilot will be used in the project which features a
unique treatment train that avoids the use of reverse-osmosis (RO)
membranes and their associated high capital and operating costs as well
as brine disposal.

John Rehring, Vice President, Carollo Engineers said, "As national
leaders in water reuse, we were happy to partner with Xylem to
demonstrate the use of advanced technologies - an extension of our
efforts to develop a regulatory framework, and public outreach
activities specific to Colorado."

Xylem is a frontrunner in the field of water reuse technology, providing
advanced solutions and expertise to reuse applications across the US, as
well as globally. In California for example, Xylem's Wedeco MiPRO
advanced oxidation processes (AOP) is operating at Los Angeles
Sanitation's Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant. The customized
solution is the first greenfield AOP design using ultraviolet light with
chlorine – a significant innovation to make water reuse more sustainable
and cost-effective.

Last year Xylem signed a multi-year commitment (2017-2019) to support
Water Environment Research Foundation (WE&RF) research into water reuse,
building on a previous three-year research partnership and solidifying
Xylem's commitment to advancing the use of recycled water.
Internationally, Xylem works together with the IVL Swedish Environmental
Research Institute and the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) to
progress water reuse.

Editor's note:

WateReuse Colorado is an organization comprised of water utilities,
businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations raising
awareness about the potential for recycling water in Colorado for many
uses, including drinking. WRCO has been a leader in the effort to plan
for a sustainable water future, working to raise awareness about water
reuse, and is now creating a framework for eventual potable reuse
regulations, planning tools, and education and outreach materials.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to
developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water
challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze,
monitor and return water to the environment in public utility,
industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem
also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network
technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water,
electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees
bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying
comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New
York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than
150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

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
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