Practicing our Purpose

Skokie-Lagoons_Kevin_WTW_Small.jpgAs a brand of Xylem Analytics, OI Analytical is one of many reputable brands providing analytical solutions worldwide for a countless number of applications. A crucial part of what we do as manufacturers for the analytical world is step outside of our facilities to gain greater understanding and appreciation of the problems our tools are solving.

As part of Xylem’s Watermark program, our Trade Compliance Americas regional team recently joined forces with Friends of the Chicago River for guided tours of the Skokie Lagoons outside of Chicago. Xylem employees representing 30 offices and seven countries walked the lagoon banks, clearing trash and non-native vegetation, or paddled canoes around local waterways using WTW and YSI brand instruments to measure pH, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen.

Xylem employee Kevin Warne, one of many brave souls who battled the famously ferocious Chicago winds to sample water, shared his thoughts:

“This exercise provided a rare opportunity for all involved to see in-person how Xylem’s Analytics products help those seeking to preserve and protect environments like the Skokie Lagoons, by gauging the health and quality of the very water on which such environments depend.” 

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