Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Extends Pipeline Condition Assessment Contract With Echologics

ATLANTA, Sept. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has extended its contract with Echologics for an additional one-year term. Echologics will continue to use its ePulse® technology to deliver pipeline condition assessment services for WSSC.

Echologics has assessed more than 100 miles of WSSC’s water pipeline since 2013. The one-year extension, which is worth up to $2 million, will allow WSSC to assess even more miles of pipe in its water distribution network. A second one-year extension is available to WSSC as part of the original agreement.

An affiliate of Mueller Co., Echologics is a leading developer and provider of smart water technologies, including acoustic-based technologies for leak detection, pipe condition assessment and water loss management, which allow water utilities to intelligently manage their assets. WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the United States. Echologics' ePulse technology was first piloted by WSSC in 2012.

ePulse, Echologics’ proprietary and patented acoustic pipe condition assessment technology, is a non-invasive solution that is designed to provide water utilities with cost-effective and accurate measurement of the remaining average wall thickness of a selected length of pipe, while simultaneously identifying leaks.

By measuring the remaining average wall thickness of pipe, water utilities can prioritize repairs and replacement by using this information to efficiently target capital spending, mitigate risks associated with deteriorating pipe walls and reduce non-revenue water.

"WSSC is a recognized leader in proactively managing its water infrastructure, and we are proud of the confidence they have expressed in our ability to help them reduce water loss,” said Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics. "We look forward to helping WSSC continue to better assess and manage the remaining service life of its water infrastructure assets.”

About Echologics

Echologics, an affiliate of Mueller Co., is a developer of water infrastructure diagnostic technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. Echologics is dedicated to helping water utilities reduce water loss with subsequent benefits in monetary, environmental and health costs to their communities. For more information, visit www.echologics.com.

About Mueller Water Products

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 in North America. Our broad product and service 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, mechanical, fire protection and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.

Investor Contact: Martie Edmunds Zakas Sr. Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development & Communications 770-206-4237 mzakas@muellerwp.com Media Contact: John Pensec Sr. Director - Corporate Communications & Public Affairs 770-206-4240 jpensec@muellerwp.com

Source:Mueller Water Products, Inc.