Elster wins $9.6M contract with Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

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• Contract to supply 375,000 residential water meters

OCALA, FL, July 11, 2008 -- Elster, a global leader in smart metering solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries, has announced that Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has awarded Elster's AMCO Water Division a contract to supply 375,000 residential water meters to be deployed throughout Puerto Rico over the next 12 months. The contract is valued at $9.6 million and further strengthens a 20-year relationship between PRASA and Elster AMCO Water as PRASA's premier supplier of water utility products and solutions.

"We have undertaken this initiative to capture real readings for accurate agency revenues and preserve Puerto Rico's precious natural resources," explained Maribel Cajigas, director of purchasing and logistics for PRASA. "Elster AMCO Water was selected for this contract because of its demonstrated strength and leadership as a metering solutions provider and excellent support provided to PRASA over the past 2 decades" added Cajigas.

Elster AMCO Water will immediately begin the rollout of the 375,000 residential water meters beginning with their delivery to five regional warehouses in Puerto Rico where they will then be staged for installation. Along with the new installations, Elster AMCO Water will also collect scrap meters from 30 PRASA customer service offices.

"Efficient water management is a key driver in improving a water utility's operational efficiency while also enhancing and improving water conservation," explained Elster AMCO Water president, Roman Thomassin. "We remain dedicated and committed to delivering the highest quality, advanced metering solutions and services to water utilities globally and welcome this opportunity to continue our long standing alliance with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority."

Located in Ocala, Florida, Elster AMCO Water is part of Elster, a metering and smart metering system solution company.

PRASA produces and distributes drinking water to nearly 4 million residents in Puerto Rico, and also manages the collection and treatment of wastewater for the entire island.

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