Pump Specialty Distribution Company Mitchell Lewis & Staver Announces Goulds Water Technology Partnership in Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, February 5, 2021 - Mitchell Lewis & Staver announces authorization for distribution of Goulds Water Technology (GWT) products in
the state of Arizona. The expansion of this product line in Mitchell's Phoenix branch is a complement to their company-wide expertise in GWT equipment,
having proudly supported Goulds products across their other fifteen locations for over 24 years.
“This is a thrilling opportunity for us and our team in Phoenix is ready to deliver and support our industry with Goulds products immediately” notes COO/CFO
Ean Reves, “For over two decades we have partnered with this premier brand; our specialists know the Goulds product line intimately and its capabilities
across a variety of applications, from residential water well systems to agriculture/irrigation and more.”
For over 100 years, Mitchell’s has been committed to developing innovative solutions for the markets they serve, solutions that save energy and natural
resources. “We take enormous pride in exceeding our customer’s expectations and we are excited to partner with Goulds Water Technology to serve Arizona
for years to come.” remarks David Brown, President and CEO of Mitchell Lewis & Staver.
Mitchell’s worked quickly, in coordination with GWT, to fully stock their Phoenix warehouse with large inventories of in-demand products that support the
industries they serve and are ready today to immediately deliver products and solutions across the region. Mitchell Lewis & Staver in-house
Applied Product Technical Specialists are available to assist contractors and facility managers with system designs, pump builds, custom panels, and
repairs; their Phoenix Build Center capabilities include:
Line Shaft Vertical Turbines up to 21" Bowls
Submersible Turbine Builds
Centrifugal Pump Builds
About Mitchell Lewis & Staver
Since 1882, Mitchell Lewis & Staver has focused on technical expertise, superior service, quality products, and dependable delivery; making them today,
the leading distributor of value-added pumps, motors, controls, packaged systems and custom engineered solutions for residential water, wastewater,
agriculture, irrigation, commercial and industrial applications. From 16 locations across 13 states and a state-of-the-art UL 508A manufacturing facility
where in-house engineers design and build quality standard and custom control panels and packaged systems, Mitchell Lewis & Staver develops innovative
solutions in collaboration with customers that help save energy and conserve natural resources.
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“The fact that senior Americans with underlying health conditions must get usable water from two different locations on a regular basis – especially during
a global pandemic – should not exist; however, issues like these are far more prevalent than people realize,” said Chris Long.
“We recognize the great need for basic access to clean, safe water in this country, which is why Hometown H2O was created in partnership with
one of the world’s leading water tech companies – to make as big of an impact as quickly as possible.”
Steve Gleason suffers from COPD and heart issues, which make the already arduous treks to the river and spring even more dangerous than they already are.
Combined with the risks that COVID-19 bring to the elderly and immunocompromised, the potential outcomes of not having direct access to running water
Even with a recent replacement, the Gleason’s river pump is unreliable and requires ongoing repairs. Silt from the river flow builds up in the pump, causing
it to fail and forcing the couple to use non-potable water collected from a rain barrel. The most recent failure resulted in a lack of running water
to the home for two months, prompting the Gleason’s to heed a neighbor’s recommendation to apply for assistance through the Water Well Trust, a critical
nonprofit partner of Xylem and Hometown H2O.
Xylem has donated Goulds Water Technology brand equipment and local distributor partner Mitchell Lewis & Staver coordinated its discounted installation
through pump installer McMullen Water Systems and water well driller McMullen Drilling of Portland, Oregon. Waterboys also hosted a Zoom meeting between
Kyle and Howie Long and the Gleason’s for further insight into the clean water crisis in the U.S. and how Hometown H2O is helping to mitigate
Additionally, Mitchell Lewis & Staver is making a $10,000 donation to the Waterboys program through Xylem Watermark, which is matching the donation
1:1 for a total of $20,000. Waterboys will then use the funds for its domestic initiatives to bring clean water to communities in need.
“This type of opportunity to collaborate with these premier organizations and make a real difference in people’s lives doesn’t come along every day,” said
David Brown, chief executive officer, Mitchell Lewis & Staver.
“It wasn’t a question for us to extend our support of the Water Well Trust, Xylem Watermark and Hometown H2O missions beyond providing the Gleason’s
access to water.”
As is customary with all Hometown H2O projects, Xylem’s highly-regarded corporate social responsibility program Watermark, provides volunteers
who conduct various improvement projects on the property beyond the well donation. Taking social distancing precautions amid Coronavirus concerns,
local Xylem employees joined forces with Mitchell Lewis & Staver employees to help build the well house for the new water well, helping ensure
its longevity for the Gleason’s access to water.
“One thing no one should have to worry about, especially during such uncertain times, is having access to clean, safe water,” said Susan O’Grady, director,
Americas Building Services & Agriculture, Xylem.
“But, in fact, there is a very real water crisis in the U.S., which is being further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, our unique
position in the water sector in coordination with our national and global partners, gives us the great honor and responsibility to address these water
21 days ago, Hometown H2O attempted its first well site in the rural coastal community of Jewel, Oregon with the simple goal of providing clean water access
to Steve and Lana Gleason – a goal that proved to be anything but easy.
The first two wells McMullen Drilling attempted produced a mere 2GPM of saltwater; a third attempt resulted in 120 feet of dry sandstone. The fourth hole
was drilled at the lowest point on the property, but after drilling down 100 feet, 200 feet, then 300 feet – it was determined that this site too would
be a non-producer.
Disappointment reflected in everyone’s eyes with Steve and Lana asking if anything else could be done? At that, Mitchell’s Matt Johnson reassuringly said
to them, “Our charter here is to solve water, and that is exactly what we are going to do.”
Matt set to work on contacting the Water Systems Council to inquire about a member conducting business in Reverse Osmosis Filtration who would be interested
in helping. His plan: to move back to the original site from day one, drill a fifth salt-producing well, add a RO Filtration system, two separate holding
tanks – one for the well to pump into and one for treated water, plus a booster system to move the clean water up to the Gleason’s home.
The plan was set into motion on July 8th when the fifth well was drilled down to 100 feet. The site picked up 2GPM with a total dissolved solids
(TDS) level of 3400 (typically a good producing well will have at least 10GPM and a TDS below 600.
Today, we are happy to report that McMullen Water Systems successfully installed a Goulds 7GS05R 4” submersible pump with a 1/2HP 2-wire motor. By sizing
a “reduced stage” pump, Matt sought to minimize the amount of lift from the well thus offering protections against over-pumping.
Over the course of the next six to seven days, McMullen Water Systems will develop the well by pumping 60 gallons per hour, after which, a water sample
will be taken. The sample will be expedited across the country to Master Water Conditioning, located in Pennsylvania, to be analyzed and a custom reverse
osmosis system built for the Gleason’s well.
While this project continues to overcome twists and turns, the determination from all involved to provide this deserving couple access to clean water has
produced a plan that shows how great teamwork, creativity and compassion create innovative solutions.
June 24th 2020, we kicked off a project in partnership with Xylem’s (Goulds) Watermark Foundation and Waterboys called Hometown H2O - where we, along with
McMullen Drilling and McMullen Water Systems, are working together to install a new water well for a retired couple that lives near Jewel, Oregon.
For 10 years, Steve and Lana Gleason have traveled 40 miles to fill 1-gallon jugs at a spring for clean drinking water. After unsuccessfully applying for
a bank loan to install a water well, a neighbor told the couple about the Water Well Trust. The Water Well Trust assists low-income families in numerous
ways as the Gleason’s were interested in a low-interest loan as they could not afford it on their retirement income. After submitting their application,
the Water Well Trust reached out to Mitchell's VP of Business Development, Matt Johnson, who then got Xylem Watermark and the Waterboys excited to
Two weeks ago, Steve and Lana learned that their low-interest loan would be covered in full by Waterboys. When Steve, a retired commercial fisherman and
self-proclaimed “tough guy”, learned of this news over a Zoom call, he and Lana broke down in tears of joy.
Last week, McMullen Drilling broke ground and have attempted two wells. Unfortunately, both wells have not produced more than 2 GPM of salt water and they
are attempting a third well today 6/29/20.
Volunteers at our Wilsonville branch are building a new pump house for the Gleasons and hope to install it this week. Our marketing team is on-hand to
document the project through video and photo, and Xylem has generously offered to compile our footage into a professional documentary-style short-film.
The Mitchell Assist program supports our customer's essential businesses as well as the communities we live and work in. We are proud to be partnering
with Xylem Inc. to help donate PPE to the front line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Xylem Inc. responded to the pandemic by transforming some
of their manufacturing lines to focus on the production of 3-D printed face shields. All our Mitchell branches are distributing this vital personal
protection equipment to nearby hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. We are all in this together.
Mitchell's is giving you unlimited chances to win prizes this June and July just for being a customer! Purchase any Goulds or Pentair brand pump, motor
and control unit together on the same sales order and receive one (1) Summertime Scratcher. There is no limit to how many Scratchers you can earn and
prizes you can win. Best part? Every card is a winner! Ask how to receive a Summertime Scratcher on your next order
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The Summertime Scratcher sweepstakes runs from June 1st - July 31st 2017 and is open to all Mitchell Lewis & Staver customers within the United States.
Mitchell Lewis & Staver will be attending the National Groundwater Association Expo this year in Las Vegas, December 16-17, 2015. Come by and say hello
and we'll deposit 5,000 bonus points in your Rewards account just for dropping by.
In order to qualify for 5,000 bonus points, you must stop by our booth at space #420 and register, and have an active Mitchell's Rewards account in good