Using Xylem Technology to Heal the Chesapeake

Jul 12, 2016 9:00 AM ET


As excessive nutrients entered the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, fueling large and harmful algae blooms, we partnered with a wastewater treatment plant in Frederick, Maryland, on a comprehensive solution. The plant installed our Leopold filtration system to reduce nitrate nitrogen and total phosphorous being discharged into the watershed and also replaced the existing chemical treatment system with our Wedeco ultraviolet system to prevent harmful by-products. The solution is helping to slow the growth of damaging algae blooms, which results in higher oxygen levels and improves the ability of the bay to act as a healthy ecosystem.

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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. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenues of $3.7 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America, for the last four years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide, and the Company has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series each year since 2013. For more information, please visit