Xylem, a global water technology company, presented to DC Water the first installation in North America of Flygt Concertor, the world's first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.
DC Water, one of the nation's water and wastewater innovators, has a well-established track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies to evolve its operations into smarter water infrastructure for the benefit of its customers and the community.
In the wake of a renewed interest in federal investments in infrastructure, DC Water and Xylem are coming together to highlight the urgent need for investing in smart water infrastructure to maximize operational productivity and benefit customers.
In a report released earlier on April 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers estimated that the U.S. needs to invest a minimum of USD123 billion per year in water infrastructure over the next 10 years to achieve a good state of repair.
In order to advance research and development in the area of smart water infrastructure and advanced data analytics in the sector, the two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on future innovation initiatives.
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.