Xylem, DC Water to collaborate on future innovations
DC Water installed Xylem's Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. Xylem Inc. and DC Water also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on future innovation initiatives.
The Flygt Concertor advances the sustainability of the wastewater sector by consuming less energy, reducing inventory needs, ensuring reliable, clog-free wastewater pumping and reducing the overall cost of ownership. This was the technology's first installation.
The two organizations expressed a commitment to accelerating innovation through field-driven pilots that focus on increasing the productivity of managing water and wastewater and improve the resilience and sustainability of those operations.
“In the U.S., our water and wastewater infrastructure faces a daunting investment gap that places these critical systems at risk and leaves our communities vulnerable to the consequences of system failures,” said Patrick Decker, president and CEO of Xylem. “We are so pleased to be able to partner with DC Water, a true industry leader, to address these challenges, leveraging technology to develop new, more sustainable solutions. Our Flygt Concertor is a great example of the type of break-through technology that we believe will fundamentally alter the way water and wastewater is managed. Working together, we will be able to bring those solutions to fruition even faster.”
George Hawkins, CEO and general manager of DC Water, added: "At DC Water, we're always looking down the road for the next innovation that will help us do our job better, at less cost. This new technology accomplishes that and I'm excited about the implications not just for us, but for the industry as a whole. It's also an important demonstration of partnerships between the best elements of private sector innovation and public sector operational know-how, and I'm proud to be on the forefront of this effort."
"DC Water is working on many innovations focused on leveraging digital technologies to maximize operation and maintenance efficiencies,” said Biju George, chief operating officer of DC Water. “The Concertor pump will enable us to achieve this not only through the new capabilities of the pump itself but also with the embedded data for efficient asset management."