ATLANTA, GA, May 7, 2012 -- Mueller Systems, a leading innovator in water meters, metering systems and water management technology, will supply American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, with water meters and automated meter reading (AMR) systems, as part of a supply agreement between the two companies.
The agreement, which could extend until 2016, enables American Water's customers to benefit from Mueller Systems' portfolio of smart water technology that includes AMR and the Mi.Net™ - Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Mueller Systems' metering products and systems are designed to be scalable and flexible, allowing utilities to upgrade as needs and budgets permit.
"By combining technology with our expertise in water infrastructure, we enable utilities to improve operational efficiencies and customer service, and to better manage the delivery and use of water," said Hassan Ali, vice president and general manager of Mueller Systems. "American Water's selection of an interoperable Smart Metering solution is a result of its commitment to deploy innovative technology. We are proud to partner with American Water, a leader in helping ensure people have access to high-quality, dependable water service."
"Our partnership with Mueller Systems for its interoperable Smart Metering solutions is a natural fit with our business strategies," said John Bigelow, senior vice president of Business Services with American Water. "As a leader in researching and deploying water industry innovations, American Water is committed to using technologies that help us increase our efficiencies and the value of the water services we provide to our customers."
Mueller Systems is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), and the Mueller brand is synonymous with water infrastructure. In addition to innovative metering systems, Mueller Water Products' broad portfolio of products and services includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada.
About Mueller Systems
Mueller Systems provides Smart Metering solutions to optimize the delivery and use of water and energy. Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas--or any combination of the three services--need innovative ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, conserve water and energy, and improve customer service. The Mi.Net™ Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities from Mueller Systems meets that need. For more information about Mueller Systems, please visit the Company's website at www.muellersystems.com.
About Mueller Water Products Inc.
Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure™. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.