Xylem is on a mission, through its Watermark social investment programme, to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need around the world and educate people about water issues. Xylem staff are encouraged to volunteer their time and effort on water-related conservation and education projects in their local communities. One such project was undertaken at Abbey Grounds in Cirencester recently by Godwin Pumps, part of the Xylem Group, who are based in Quenington on the edge of The Cotswolds.
Working with Richard and Lauren Phillips and Richard Chandler from NovaCast, 17 Godwin employees contributed a total of over 100 hours of voluntary time. They enjoyed the activity and public passers-by openly acknowledged their thanks for the efforts, as did Cirencester Town Council. The entire area was cleared of litter, and several ponds were cleared of undergrowth to enable the stream to flow freely.
Richard Phillips, Sales Director at NovaCast commented, “It was our pleasure to support Xylem in their efforts to make a real difference to the environment around us and across the world. I understand that we are the first Xylem supplier anywhere in the world to take an active part in supporting this initiative and we were delighted to support such a worthy cause”.
More information about the Xylem Watermark programme can be found on their dedicated website: www.xylemwatermark.com.