Leading Brazilian Utility SABESP Selects More Water Meters From Elster

LUTON, England and SAO PAULO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster announced today that leading Brazilian utility, Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) has selected Elster to supply more than 193,000 single-jet water meters in Brazil over the next six months.

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This follows SABESP's selection of Elster in May 2011 to supply 80,000 water meters to support their metering programmes to improve water management and conservation.

"With the growing importance of water conservation in Latin America, Elster's water metering solutions can support utilities such as SABESP to accurately bill customers for water usage and to identify leaks within the distribution system," commented Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster's global water business.

SABESP, the largest water utility in Latin America, has more than six million water meters installed. The new S120 single-jet water meters will provide accurate measurement of water consumption across its residential customer base.

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Elster 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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