Luton, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — March 22, 2012 – The one millionth polymer bodied water meter for the European utility market has been shipped by Elster, the company has announced.
The recipient of this device is Anglian Water, which is one of the leading operators of water services in the U.K., supplying more than six million domestic and business customers in the east of England with water and wastewater services.
Elster’s design and manufacturing facility in Luton, U.K., is the birthplace of the polymer bodied water meter technology. The company shipped its first V200/V210 volumetric polymer bodied unit from the facility in 2009. These meters offer long life and high accuracy over a wide operating range with very low environmental impact and are approved to the latest European Directive (2004/22/EC) and associated European and international standards.
The V200/V210 polymer water meter can also be equipped with a wireless automated meter reading (AMR) system to support water utilities to manage their water resources more efficiently, provide greater control over water leakage and provide accurate usage data in real time, making advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) a reality for water providers.
“Elster’s polymer bodied water meters not only provide customers with highly accurate measurement of water consumption, but also help them to achieve their environmental objectives of reducing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain,” commented Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster’s global water business.
In November 2010, the V210 volumetric polymer water meter was awarded a Product Innovation Award as part of the European Utility Awards.