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See below for a complete listing of our corporate news releases, including up-to-date information about Godwin Pumps and our product lines.

2014 Operations Challenge Maintenance Event Recap


Bridgeport, NJ October 31, 2014 – Xylem’s Godwin, Flygt and MJK brands were featured in this year’s Operations Challenge at the 2014 Water Environment Federations Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, LA.

Municipal utility authorities from around the country form teams to compete in statewide events. State level winners, as well as teams from around the world, advance to the national Operations Challenge event at WEFTEC each year. The challenge involves four-person teams of wastewater collection and treatment professionals competing in five areas. One of these areas is the maintenance event.

In the maintenance event, teams are tasked with responding to a lift station failure by immediately installing a portable standby pump. Prior to deploying a portable pump, the teams perform a 40-point maintenance inspection and service on a Godwin Dri-Prime NC80 pump featuring Flygt N-technology and an MJK transducer. Then the pump set is transported to the lift station, connected to a simulated force main with a level transducer set in a wet well, and the team completes installation of the backup pumping system. This event is timed and penalties are given for missed steps and safety violations.

Winners of this year’s maintenance event:

  • Division 1: Water Environment Association of Texas “TRA Cruisers”
  • Division 2: Water Environment Association of Utah “Royal Flush”

Each year, the WEFTEC Operations Challenge grows and more teams compete. This year, teams traveled from as far as Hawaii, Canada, and Argentina to participate in the event.

Xylem’s equipment will be featured in the maintenance challenge through 2017.


PHOTO CAPTION: Osvaldo Greco, Pete Snow, Tomas Fernandez, and Colin Sabol of Xylem visit with the Operations Challenge Team from Argentina. 



Godwin Pumps Now Available with Tier 4 Technology


BRIDGEPORT, New JerseySeptember 22, 2014 – Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, today announced that its Godwin range of powerful diesel pumps is now available with Tier 4 engines, the most up-to-date engine technology available. The new Tier 4 engines in Godwin pumps reduce air pollution by minimizing particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), as well as delivering enhanced engine control and reduced engine noise.

Tier 4 engines are now required under the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act: emissions standards for diesel engines. Manufacturers are currently required to abide by Final Tier 4 regulations for 25-74 horsepower engines.

"We have worked closely with engine manufacturers to package this new technology within our sale and rental equipment. Godwin is committed to providing the best pumps in the industry and to helping customers understand the new requirements and the impact these changes will have on their businesses," said, Mike Ramos, Vice President & Director of Operations and Engineering for Xylem’s Godwin brand. "While these standards will demand some adjustment across the industry, we are committed to guiding our customers through the transition and helping them understand the operation and application of these advanced engines within dewatering pumps in the field. This year we have added nearly 300 Interim Tier 4 and Final Tier 4 engines to our rental fleet, with plans to add hundreds more of Tier 4-equipped pumps in 2015. As always, we are committed to supporting our customers to solve their toughest dewatering challenges.

"The new diesel engines are just one of the many technological advancements Godwin has introduced over the last year. For example, our new Field Smart Technology works with Godwin’s PrimeGuard pump controller, enabling customers to constantly monitor and control equipment remotely and ensure optimum efficiency," concluded Mike.

In order to support customers’ budget planning, Xylem is communicating the additional costs associated with these updated Tier 4 diesel engines while there are still options available, before regulations require the entire HP range to be upgraded to Final Tier 4. Final Tier 4 diesel engine pricing in the 25-74 horsepower range will increase the cost of Godwin four inch and six inch dewatering pumps by between 25-35 percent. The price increase is mainly due to Final Tier 4 engines having electronic builds instead of the previously used mechanical builds. The inclusion of a diesel particulate filter – which had not been supplied with this horsepower range of engines previously, but is now required by the regulations – also adds to the price change. Over the coming years, larger horsepower engines will also see a price increase as Tier 4 regulations come into effect for pumps in the higher HP range.

Tier 4 diesel engine technology is available within Xylem’s Godwin dewatering pump equipment for sale or rental. Xylem also offers alternative pumping solutions such as Godwin electric driven Dri-Prime or Flygt submersible pumps, and variable frequency drives to meet customers’ varied needs.

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Xylem Announces the Godwin Dri-Prime NC350 Model


Xylem's newest non-clog Godwin Dri-Prime® pump

The Godwin Dri-Prime NC350 is the largest pump in the NC line, a powerful pump offering flows to 6,530 GPM and discharge heads to 160 feet. The higher flow capabilities are ideal for wastewater applications where other pumps could clog or fail.

The NC350 features patented Flygt N-technology with an innovative self-cleaning impeller for non-clog performance. NC series pumps are engineered to deliver sustained high efficiency, lower energy and fuel costs, and reduced unplanned downtime. This makes the NC350 a best-in-class portable pump suitable for both sewage and clean water applications.


  • Dri-Prime automatic self-priming system that primes and re-primes from dry to 28 feet without operator assistance
  • Hard-Iron™ (60 HRC) impeller and insert ring
  • Dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with highly abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces
  • Close-coupled centrifugal pump for easy pumpend or engine/motor changeover in the field

The NC350 can be customized with a diesel engine or electric motor. It is also available as a Critically Silenced unit or as a Godwin DBS for pump station backup.


Xylem Relocates North Carolina Branch to Larger Facility


Garner, North Carolina – (July 9, 2014) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announces the relocation of its Garner, North Carolina branch. This Xylem branch features Godwin products and Flygt pumps for construction and mining.

After fourteen years at 3733 Conquest Drive, the branch has moved five miles into a larger office and shop. We are now located at the following address:

300 Sigma Drive

Garner, NC 27529

The branch phone number, (919) 661-6061, and all cell phones will remain the same.

This new location will feature a larger office and shop with over 10,000 combined square feet, which will better accommodate our staff and customer needs. The location has a large yard for storage of additional inventory of pumps, HDPE pipe, and accessories.

Located two miles from I-40 and less than 20 miles from I-95, the branch is convenient to all major local highways. This facility will serve as a regional hub located midway between our southernmost branches and our headquarters in New Jersey. It will provide an ideal location to stage equipment in response to severe emergency weather events anywhere on the east coast.

"This new facility will allow us to continue to provide the high level of service local customers expect when they call Xylem. Our continued growth in Garner year after year needs a new space for this continued growth and effort. We look forward to even more efficient customer service that this new facility will allow," said branch manager Dave Donahue.

Regional manager Jarrod Williamson said, "Our goal is to continue to offer the highest level of service to all our customers in the Triangle area and surrounding eastern and central North Carolina counties. We will host an open house at our new location later this summer, but for now, we are officially open for business and fully operational. Branch personnel will remain the same."


Xylem Opens Third Dewatering Solutions Location in Florida


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (February 10, 2014) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announces the opening of its newest dewatering solutions branch in Pompano Beach, FL.

Managed by current Florida branch manager, Mike Sturgill, the branch is located at 1201 NW 18th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Sturgill can be reached at 813-244-7408.

The 12,000 sq. ft. facility is equipped with shop and office space, and sits on more than two acres. It is conveniently located between I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, 32 miles south of West Palm Beach and 30 miles north of Miami. "Finding the right building is always a challenge," said Sturgill. "But we knew Southeast Florida required a local presence from us to provide our customers with the service and support they've come to expect from the Godwin brand. We are now adding sales and support staff. We look forward to expanding in the area and providing our well-known 24/7 service."

The new location will be served by Sturgill as well as Florida regional manager, Todd Huffman, and a salesperson already experienced in the area. "The facility and space available to us now will be invaluable for meeting the requirements of larger projects quickly and efficiently," said Huffman.



Xylem appoints National Accounts Manager for its Godwin brand


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (October 24, 2013) – Xylem Dewatering Solutions, which represents Xylem's Godwin brand, announces the appointment of Gregg Leslie to the role of National Accounts Manager. Leslie will focus on National Accounts customers including government organizations and co-op services.

Michael Delzingaro, VP of Sales for Xylem Dewatering Solutions, said, "National Accounts are a strong focus for the Godwin brand. I expect that Leslie will enhance the program already in place and grow our business with these important customers."Leslie has been in the pumping industry for 18 years.

Leslie's experience in the industry has included responsibilities in sales, operations, marketing, and executive management. He was previously a Southeast Regional Manager for the Godwin brand. Said Leslie, "I am honored to be appointed to this role for Xylem, and look forward to serving our customers."

Godwin pumps on exhibit at WEFTEC 2013


Bridgeport, NJ, US – (October 2, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will showcase its Godwin pumps and accessories at WEFTEC in Chicago, IL, October 7-9, 2013. Xylem is in booth #1443.

This is WEFTEC's 86th annual exhibition and conference. It is the biggest meeting in North America for water quality professionals, and the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. Xylem will exhibit Godwin Dri-Prime® pumps including an NC80 diesel pump and NC150 diesel pump with compressor clutch.

The Godwin Dri-Prime NC Series features automatic self-priming from dry to 28 feet without operator assistance and Flygt N-technology with a self-cleaning impeller. NC Series pumps deliver sustained high efficiency for lower energy costs and less unplanned downtime. They feature a Hard-Iron™ (60 HRC) impeller and insert ring and a dry-running high-pressure oil bath mechanical seal with abrasion-resistant silicon carbide faces. They are suitable for sewage and clean water applications.

The booth will also feature a Heidra hydraulic submersible 100NC pumpend and 150NC pumpend. Visit us in booth #1443. For more information on the show, go to For more information on Xylem's Godwin brand, visit




Xylem Dewatering Solutions Chesapeake, Virginia Branch Relocation


NORFOLK, VA, US – (July 22, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announces the relocation of its Chesapeake, Virginia branch. This branch is part of Xylem Dewatering Solutions, featuring Godwin products and Flygt pumps for construction and mining.

After seven years at 925 Professional Place in Chesapeake, the branch has moved nine miles from our current location. We are now located at the following address:

1190 Harmony Rd
Norfolk VA 23502

The new branch phone number is (757) 490-1300. All cell phones will remain the same.

This new location will feature a larger office and shop with 17,500 combined square feet, to better accommodate our staff and serve our customer needs. The address is more centralized for the local work we perform.  Additionally, the location has a larger yard – at 5.5 acres – for storage of additional inventory to include pumps, HDPE pipe, and accessories.

Regional manager Jarrod Williamson said, "Our goal is to continue to offer the highest level of service to all our customers in Hampton Roads and its surrounding areas." Branch personnel will remain the same, and day-to-day interruptions were minimized during our move to this facility. We are fully operational and will be announcing an open house in the upcoming month to invite all our customers to celebrate our grand opening.

Xylem announces its newest Dewatering Solutions branch location


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (April 26, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Dewatering Solutions branch in Blountville, TN, managed by current Charlotte, NC branch manager, Adam Nichols.

Located at 2020 Highway 75 in Blountville, TN, this branch will serve southwest Virginia through Knoxville, TN. The branch phone number is (423) 544-9464. One-half mile from Tri-Cities Regional Airport, the branch is easily accessible from I-26 and I-81.

Said Xylem Dewatering Solutions' southeast regional manager, Jarrod Williamson, "This area has been a growth target for Xylem for a number of years. We have had strong support in the region from our Charlotte, NC location, but are now ready to give it more direct attention. Our focus in the area will be diverse, but will include industrial work, municipal opportunities, utility and general contractors, heavy highway constructors, and work in the aggregate market."

Branch manager Adam Nichols has been with the company since 2006. He began as an Operations Manager, and has been branch manager of the Charlotte location for almost three years. Said Nichols, "I used to cover this region as a salesperson, so I am familiar with the area. We are excited to expand our footprint in the industrial and mining markets, and eager to provide more attention to eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia."

The facility has a 15,000-square-foot shop and 3,000 square feet of office space, three dock and nine drive-in doors, and three acres of paved yard space.

Xylem to exhibit Godwin and Flygt pumps at the Pumper and Cleaner Show


BRIDGEPORT, NJ, US – (February 20, 2013) – Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will showcase its Godwin CD and NC series Dri-Prime pumps, as well as Flygt electric submersible pumps, in Booth #2316.

Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo happens February 25-28, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Pumper is the world's largest annual trade show for environmental service professional. Xylem is displaying a Godwin CD150M Dri-Prime pump with clutch compressor, Godwin NC100 non-clog Dri-Prime pump, Godwin HL80M high-head Dri-Prime pump, and Flygt electric submersible pumps from our 2600 dewatering series and 2700 stainless series.

The brand-new Godwin 150NC non-clog Heidra hydraulic submersible pump will also be on display. The pump features unique patented Flygt N-technology with an innovative self-cleaning impeller, to reduce fuel costs and unplanned maintenance costs. The impeller design allows for superior handling of stringy sewage and sustained high efficiency. The 150NC Heidra pump offers flows to 1,700 GPM and discharge heads to 180 feet.

Visit us in Booth #2316. For more details on the show, visit For more information on Xylem's Dewatering Solutions, go to

About Godwin
Godwin, a Xylem brand, maintains a fleet of over 5,000 portable rental pumps and 3,200 pieces of related equipment for use in dewatering in construction, mining and quarrying; in drinking water supply; and in wastewater bypasses in municipal, industrial and environmental markets. The Godwin Dri-Prime® pump line features fully automatic self-priming to 28 feet, dry-running and solids handling capabilities, and is complemented by a wide range and variety of Heidra® hydraulic submersible pumps, Flygt electric submersible pumps for construction and mine dewatering, and Wet-Prime gasoline-powered pumps. Godwin also offers customized sales and service training.

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. 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. 

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

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