Melbourne, Australia, Sharjah, UAE and Luton, U.K. --- (METERING.COM)  --- September 10, 2012 - The Melbourne regional water companies, consisting of South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, City West Water, Barwon Water and Western Water, are to secure up to 300,000 volumetric water meters from Elster over the next three years.

These volumetric meters will help the Melbourne regional water companies to manage their water resources more efficiently, by providing accurate measurement of water usage and control over water leakage and wastage.

Available in sizes from 20 mm to 50 mm, Elster's V100/V300 volumetric water meters offer performance to Australian standards AS 3565 and NMI R.49.

“With the ongoing importance of water conservation in Australia, Elster's technology can support water utilities in Australia with access to precise measurement data to help forecast customer demand, identify leaks within their distribution system, improve efficiency and help to reduce water losses,” commented Rob Campbell, managing director of Elster's water metering business in Australia.

In addition Sharjah utility company, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has selected Elster to additionally supply more than 33,000 V100 volumetric water meters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This follows SEWA's selection of Elster in November 2011 to supply 30,000 V100 volumetric water meters to support SEWA's metering programs.