Leading global water technology specialist Xylem Inc. has acquired Heartland Pump Rental and Sales Inc., headquartered in Carterville, Ill. Heartland has been a strong business partner with Godwin Pumps — part of the Xylem portfolio — in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995. Heartland has branches in Evansville, Ind.; Horn Lake, Miss.; and Nashville, Tenn.

“We’ve identified dewatering as a strategic growth market for us, building on our existing capabilities in emergency water removal, bypass, drainage and industrial applications,” said Gretchen McClain, president and CEO of Xylem. “This acquisition supports our strategy by expanding our footprint in an important region of the United States.”

“Heartland Pump has been a trusted channel partner of Godwin products and services for more than 17 years,” added Grant Salstrom, managing director of Xylem Dewatering Solutions. Salstrom said Xylem would work with Heartland “to help our customers solve their most challenging dewatering problems.”

Xylem designs and manufacturers automatic self-priming pumps and submersible electric pumps, sold under the brand names of Godwin and Flygt and also has an extensive rental channel. Xylem is based is White Plains, N.Y.