© 2013 Xylem Inc.
Photo © 2013 Xylem Inc.

White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to Sweden's largest UV disinfection project to date.

The Sydvatten AB Waterworks drinking water treatment plant has been in operation since 1966 and provides drinking water to 900,000 people in 16 municipalities. Once the upgrade is complete, the facility will have the capacity to handle a 25 percent increase in water volume.

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Xylem will provide four WEDECO K-Series UV disinfection systems, which the company says were chosen "for their flexible and innovative design, low lifecycle costs, negligible environmental impact and ability to handle large volumes of water in the most efficient manner possible, while catering to potential future plant expansion."

“Being involved in the development of the largest UV disinfection facility in Sweden is further evidence of our world-leading expertise in UV and ozone water treatment,” said Ron Port, vice president for Xylem’s treatment business unit. “Our advanced, sustainable technologies will help to address challenges at Sydvatten AB Waterworks and will deliver chemical-free, clean and safe water for southern Sweden.”