Water resource investigations enhance Sutron's Hydrological Services

Three-year, $4-million annual contract from New Mexico Office of State Engineer, enhances November bookings that include deals with International Boundary and Water Commission, USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, Environment Canada and the Lower Colorado River Authority...

STERLING, VA, Dec. 8, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sutron Corp., a specialist in remote hydro-met monitoring, has been qualified to receive a contract from the Office of the State Engineer in New Mexico to provide professional services for water resources investigation.

This three-year contract involves work orders for field data collection, engineering design and design-build construction, hydrologic investigations and scientific information management. Data collection services include statewide water level measurements, water quality sampling, seepage runs, installation and maintenance of digital data recorder systems. Twenty-three companies were qualified to receive work orders under the contract. The aggregate value of related water resource projects covered by this contract is $4,000,000 annually.

"During November Sutron secured two important new business relationships - the State of New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the Mexican Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) which represents both the US and Mexico and is responsible for water resources along their mutual boundary," said Sid Hooper, Sutron's Chief Financial Officer. "We are gratified that our Hydrological Services Division has made its first expansion outside of the State of Florida and look forward to establishing offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in 2005."

"Sutron received a $93,000 contract from the Mexican Section of IBWC. We have a successful long-term relationship with the US Section of the IBWC and are quite pleased to now provide Hydrological Stations, Receive Sites, Hardware, Software, and Training to the Mexican Section."

Sutron's bookings for the month of November 2004 were $760,241, which include the IBWC contract as well as large orders from existing customers. In November, the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF), that supports USGS hydrologic data-collection, issued a $213,000 order for Sutron Dataloggers, SatLink2s GOES Logger/Transmitters, Accubar Bubblers and Accubar Pressure Gauges.

Environment Canada, the agency that monitors Canada's weather, water and other atmospheric phenomena, gave Sutron a $74,000 order, primarily for Accubars, Sutron's highly accurate solid-state barometric pressure transducer.

As part of Sutron's Next Generation Hydromet Data Collection System contract, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) released to Sutron a $100,000 order to upgrade existing Remote Terminal Units.

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