News | October 24, 2016

Xylem Wins $1M USD Contract For First Wastewater Treatment Plant In Sehore, India

Xylem Sanitaire ICEAS to enhance wastewater quality

Xylem,a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has secured a $1M USD order to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to a sewage treatment plant in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The new plant is being developed to accommodate rapid industrial growth in the city of Sehore. Xylem will provide wastewater treatment expertise and technology, including a Sanitaire ICEAS advanced Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) system, which will support the treatment of 12 million liters of wastewater per day, and meet wastewater discharge quality standards set by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

The Municipal Corporation of Sehore appointed Ankita Construction to manage the build of what will be the first sewage treatment plant in the city. A long-term assessment of water quality data carried out by India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2015 found that the majority of polluted river stretches were found in the Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh regions*.

Mr. Aravind Andani, Managing Director, Ankita Construction said, “This new treatment facility will improve general hygiene and health in the city as well as enhancing the water quality of the River Sivenand the surrounding environment.”

Raveendra Bhat, Director Treatment and Dewatering, Xylem India, said, “Approximately 100,000 people in the city of Sehore will benefit from this new plant which will enrich the quality of life in the region. We are pleased to be able to support this ambitious project by providing a bespoke solution which will facilitate the reliable, sustainable treatment of wastewater.”

Xylem’s contract includes designing the treatment process, supplying and installing all treatment technology (including Sanitaire ICEAS SBR system, diffusers, decanters, control and instrumentation technology) and commissioning the plant.

Construction of the new facility will begin in September 2016 with the plant expected to be operational by August 2018.

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 revenue of $3.7B and approximately 12,500 employees 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, visit


Source: Xylem Inc.