A spin-off from ITT Corporation created in October 2011, Xylem is a global water leader deeply involved in every stage of the cycle of water—transporting, treating, testing and analyzing it, then returning it to the environment. Doing business in more than 150 countries, the company plays an important role in improving quality of life, and helps communities to grow, farms to prosper and industries to thrive. ‘Xylem’ is the Greek word for the tissue that moves water in plants. Following the spin-off, Xylem has retained its industry-leading product brands such as Flygt, Goulds Water Technology, WEDECO, Godwin Pumps, WTW, Flojet, Bell & Gossett, Lowara and many others. Serving the municipal water, wastewater, residential and commercial building services and industrial markets, it produces highly efficient products and systems that require less maintenance, use less energy and provide environmental benefits to users and communities. Through its social investment arm, Watermark, Xylem offers critical assistance in water emergencies and helps provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education for children and families through school-based programs in developing countries.