MEDIA ADVISORY: DC Water and Xylem to Unveil First Intelligent Wastewater Pumping System




DC Water, one of the nation’s leading water and waste water innovators, and Xylem, a cutting-edge technology company, will celebrate the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America.


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 productivity and benefit customers.



Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)


DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC


George S. Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water
Patrick K. Decker, President and CEO of Xylem Inc.
Biju George, Chief Operating Officer of DC Water

Jay Iyengar, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Xylem Inc.

Ron Askin, Managing Director, Xylem’s North America Commercial Team



The one-hour event will include presentations by DC Water’s George Hawkins and Xylem’s Patrick Decker, along with a demonstration of the features of the new Flygt Concertor, the world’s first intelligent wastewater pumping system.




About DC Water

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water and wastewater collection and treatment for millions of visitors, residents and employees in the District of Columbia, and also collects and treats wastewater for a population of 1.6 million in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

DC Water's service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the enterprise operates the world's largest advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWWTP) with a capacity of 384 million gallons per day and a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day. Blue Plains AWWTP consistently exceeds the nutrient removal limits in support of the Chesapeake Bay and is also a model in sustainability, with the world’s largest thermal hydrolysis facility and anaerobic digesters that together with the onsite combined heat and power plant provide a third of the plant’s energy needs. DC Water is in the process of also constructing deep tunnels, pump stations and treatment facility along with plans for green infrastructure on an unprecedented scale, to eliminate untreated combined sewer overflows.

About Xylem

Xylem (NYSE: 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, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 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 information, please visit us at


DC Water
Vincent Morris, 202-787-2081
Xylem Inc.
Kelly McAndrew, 914-281-4207

Release Summary

DC Water and Xylem celebrate the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America


DC Water
Vincent Morris, 202-787-2081
Xylem Inc.
Kelly McAndrew, 914-281-4207