BUXTON, England (June 25, 2014) – Xylem announced that it is expanding its bank of Godwin brand high head dewatering pumps to cater to increased rental demand for these water removal pumps. Xylem made the announcement at the opening day of the Hillhead 2014 trade show at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, U.K. Xylem’s range of Godwin and Flygt brand dewatering pumps were on display at the show.

Xylem’s rental bank expansion will give customers the option to choose from an additional 20 assets of Godwin dewatering pumps, including the high head Godwin HL series, the Godwin CD and NC (non-clog) series.

Kieran Gagg, newly appointed rental manager for Xylem across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, said, “We believe the increased demand we are experiencing from the rental market for our high head Godwin pumps is due to customers recognizing the value of our rental option. We offer a turn-key service where customers with a quarry, construction site or mine that needs dewatering can rent our equipment in order to get their operations up and running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Renting equipment means that there are no storage or maintenance costs for the customer and they can still benefit from Xylem’s expertise in advising them on the most appropriate pump to tackle the water removal challenge.”

Graham Saunders, Xylem’s dewatering director for EMEA said, “Our high head pumps like the Godwin Dri-Prime HL series deliver impressively high heads of up to 193 meters with a single-stage impeller. They are ideal for dewatering large quarries or construction sites. Our rental option means that customers can avail of the high performance these type of pumps deliver without having to make a long-term investment.”

Xylem is a 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.