July 20, 2011
Anglian Water Awards Contract For Up To 300,000 Polymer Water Meters To Elster
LUTON, England, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Anglian Water has selected Elster to supply up to 300,000 V210 volumetric polymer water meters in the UK over the next two years.
This follows Anglian's selection of Elster in 2010 to supply V200 and V210 volumetric polymer hybrid Smart Meters as part of Anglian Water's extended trial of radio meters.
Anglian Water is one of the leading operators of water services in the UK, supplying more than six million domestic and business customers in the east of England with water and wastewater services.
The V210 volumetric polymer meter offers long-life and high accuracy over a wide operating range and has been approved to the latest European Directive (2004/22/EC) and associated European and international standards.
With its polymer body, the V210 meter has been developed to significantly reduce its impact on the environment throughout its life cycle, having a carbon footprint of approximately one-third of its brass body counterparts.
The V210 polymer meter is also the first water meter to achieve compliance with the UK Water Industry Specification 4-32-19 making it suitable for all installations, including land which may be contaminated or at risk of future contamination.
"Anglian Water is impressed with the innovative V210 polymer volumetric water meter and we look forward to our continued relationship with Elster which has been developed over many years of outstanding customer service," said Paul Glass, project manager for Anglian Water.
"With the high quality design of our innovative polymer products and manufacturing facilities based in the UK, we can support Anglian Water to meet their specific product requirements and high volume demand of water meter supply," commented Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster's global water business.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.
For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.