Anglian Water Awards Contract For Up To 300,000 Polymer Water Meters To Elster

By Elster, PRNE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

LUTON, England, July 20, 2011 -

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Innovative V210 volumetric polymer water meter offers high accuracy
and long-life to one of the leading operators of water services in
the UK

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.

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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

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.

About Elster

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.

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