Xylem Human-Powered Pump for Rural Farmers

2015 Xylem Sustainability Report Spotlight
Jul 27, 2016 9:00 AM ET

As featured in the 2015 Xylem Sustainability Report | Back to the Future with Human-Powered Pump

Xylem’s Saajhi treadle pump uses human weight and motion to move water and was designed to help smallholder farmers in rural areas irrigate their land more efficiently. The pump — which won a 2015 Silver Edison Award for inventiveness in the agricultural category — has already boosted production for rural farmers in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, tripling crop yield while reducing labor and saving water compared to traditional furrow irrigation.

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About Xylem 
Xylem is a leading global water technology company committed to “solving water” by creating innovative solutions to meet the world’s water needs. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, and return water to the environment, in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings.

As water security becomes a more urgent global priority, Xylem is helping customers invest in water and wastewater infrastructure that solves their water challenges in three key areas: water productivity, the efficient movement, treatment and use of clean water; water quality, the cost-efficient and sustainable management and renewal of wastewater; and water resilience, helping communities prepare for and recover from water-related risks.

Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its 12,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. The Company is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2015 revenue of $3.7 billion. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 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.