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×Constant Pressure System

Looking for more information on what a constant pressure system can do for your home water pressure issues? Whether you’re doing the laundry, giving the kids a bath, watering the garden or washing the car – or doing all of those at once – you expect a constant, continuous flow of water. A constant pressure system ensures that you have the water pressure you need when you want it.

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×Septic Tank System

In rural areas where houses are spaced so far apart that sewer systems would be expensive to install, septic tank systems are used as a homeowner’s private sewage treatment plant. If you are on a septic system, it is important that it is properly maintained.

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×Sink Drain System

Typically located in a basement, a sink pump system can help pump water from laundry trays, washing machines, wet bars, water softeners or dehumidifiers. This system allows you to have a fixture installed when gravity drains are not available.

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×Lawn need an irrigation system?

Using a pond, lake or other body of water for landscape irrigation can be an economical use of water. A professional contractor can help set-up your system with the right pump and piping to ensure adequate water supply and sprinkler coverage. We include some tips here about the different type of sprinkler systems, which can help make you an informed participant in the selection of the right sprinkler system for your yard.

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×Looking for ways to save water and energy?

When it comes to conserving water and energy, small adjustments can have a big impact. In addition to reducing the strain on the planet’s resources, saving energy & water can translate to lower utility bills and operational costs.

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×Adding a bathroom to your basement?

The most common application for sewage pumps is the installation of a bathroom in the basement. Because the basement is below grade, or below the sewage line entrance (typically 4 feet below the house), a pump is needed to get waste and water out of the house. This can be a difficult, dirty job so using a professional plumber is highly recommended!

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×Water in your basement?

The majority of houses will end up having water in the basement. In most cases, it’s not a question of whether it will happen, but a question of when it will happen, and how severe it will be when it happens. Learn more about how to protect your valuables and help to avoid costly, flooded basements.

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×Do you use groundwater for your water supply?

Wells provide a safe, efficient water supply to more than 42 million people in the United States. Well water is a protected natural resource stored in aquifers within the earth. A professional installed well provides many years of safe, affordable water.

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×Not enough water pressure?

Water pressure that won’t let up. Whether you’re doing the laundry, giving the kids a bath, watering the garden or washing the car – or doing all of those at once – you expect a constant, continuous flow of water. A constant pressure system ensures that you have the water pressure you need when you want it.

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Xylem: One-Stop Shop for All Your Residential Water Questions

Xylem is a leading global water company, with a focus on solving customers’ most challenging water problems. You might know us as Goulds Water Technology or Bell & Gossett or, if you’re in Europe, you might know us as Lowara. Those are our commercial brands. But each of those products ultimately ends up with you – homeowners looking for the best solution to a plumbing issue.

Each year we get tons of questions either through direct communication or relayed to us through hundreds of certified plumbers. Some of these questions are unique and customized and some are generic and helpful to all.

We’ve created this website for you, using your questions and feedback. We’ll continue to add to it each week and will work to add more information and explanations of the solutions and systems to make this a one-stop shop for all your residential water needs.

Our answers are written by a variety of people – some are pro dealers and installers, some are engineers, some are industry experts, even suggestions from other homeowners. Our experts are both men and women who have faced, fixed or rebuilt anything you can imagine. From pipes to pumps to wells to wastewater to water pressure to irrigation, we’ll work to answer it all.

We at Xylem look forward to helping you and working with you.

Have a question you aren’t seeing an answer to? Check our FAQ page and use the form there to let us know how we can help.


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