Nearly 80 percent of all disease and more than a third of all deaths in developing countries are caused by consumption of polluted water. ABS, through its affiliates such as ABS Pumps, works to lower these statistics. The company serves people in more than 100 countries throughout the world with its pumps, mixers, aeration systems, control and monitoring equipment and services. JMW, the oldest of all companies that will later become known as ABS, was founded in 1860. In the United States, ABS Pumps is located in Meriden, Conn.