California WEA Panel Discussion to Include Wastewater Collection System Topic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2013) – The CWEA Cutting Edge Technology Committee will hold a panel discussion in the Palm Springs Convention Center on April 18, 2013, which will focus on the problematic "flushables" issue in modern trash/wastewater. Immediately following the panel discussion in the same session will be a 25-minute presentation about the related technical aspect: Cutting Edge Technologies.

Both topics are very timely in the industry, as numerous pump/lift stations around the nation struggle to handle non-woven, modern cleaning and hygiene wipes now commonly used, which do not dissolve in water. Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced that a representative from their Flygt brand of pumps will participate as a member of the expert panel for the Cutting Edge Collection Systems Solutions Session in the dispersibles/flushables discussion as well as present his technical paper: “The New Wastewater Collection System Challenges Caused by Modern Trash”.

Bob Domkowski, Flygt's Municipal Business Development Manager, will present the current state of collection system problems caused by flushables and highlight the success end-users have achieved when employing the latest hydraulic technologies. The dispersible/flushable issue has been tackled by Flygt's N-Hydraulics at many lift stations around the nation, and at the influent side of many WWTPs. In addition to their capability to pass most "modern trash", the N-Pumps are also energy efficient and cost effective.

The upcoming panel discussion in Palm Springs should prove to be of great interest to many water treatment system operators nationwide.

Flygt, a Xylem brand, designs and manufactures dry and submersible pumps, mixers and related intelligent controls systems. Under the Flygt banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize their use. Product development and manufacturing of Flygt products is based in Sweden.

Xylem is a 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. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

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