Ministry of Sport

Manchester City combat global water issues with new partnership

Premier League Champions, Manchester City partner with Xylem to help address the challenges of accessing clean water throughout the world. 

The global multi-year partnership will see Xylem become the Club’s Official Water Technology Partner, including City’s sister club New York City FC and the Manchester City women’s team.

Xylem Watermark projects will also be a heavy focus, as the club plans to help build water towers in communities around the world without access to clean water.

Across the globe, 2.1 billion people lack clean drinking water at home which has serious consequences for community development.

Every year, 443 million school days are lost worldwide due to water-related illnesses, and women and children spend more than 200 million hours collecting water daily, drastically limiting the time for more productive endeavours.

Xylem branding will feature at the Club’s Etihad Stadium on match days and also at the City Football Academy.

Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnership at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Xylem.

“Manchester City and Xylem share a common commitment to operating in a sustainable and innovative way, whilst enhancing the lives of people in our communities around the world.

“We are excited to harness the global appeal of football to raise awareness of water challenges and support Xylem’s efforts to tackle these issues.”

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney