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Elster Supplying Water Meters to Australia

29 May 2012

Sydney Water in Australia has selected Elster to deliver V100 volumetric water meters and Helix water meters over the next three years. The deployment is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2012.

The new meters are being installed to help Sydney Water more efficiently manage their water resources by providing accurate measurement of water usage and control over water leakage and wastage.

Elster’s V100 volumetric water meters, available in sizes from 15mm to 40mm, offer high accuracy, long-life, low maintenance, and tamper-proof operation. In addition the devices can be equipped with wireless automated meter reading (AMR) systems to provide valuable data for management information as part of an advanced water metering system.

Elster’s Helix water meters are available in sizes 40mm to 300mm and offer performance to international ISO 4064 standards in a variety of applications, including the measurement of water flow in commercial buildings, such as office blocks, hospitals, schools and factories where there are large flow variations. The product is suitable for improved low flow detection, thus enhancing leakage identification and distribution management.

Rob Campbell, managing director of Elster’s water metering business in Australia, explains, “With the growing importance of water conservation in Australia, Elster’s portfolio of products can support water utilities such as Sydney Water with access to precise measurement data. This information allows them to accurately bill customers for water usage, and to identify leaks within their distribution system, improving efficiency and helping to reduce water losses.”

Elster provides distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services. For more information, visit

Sydney Water, wholly owned by the New South Wales Government, is Australia’s largest water utility, serving 12,700 square kilometers.