London and Luton, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 20, 2010 - Veolia Water has awarded a contract extension to Elster for the supply of Q4000 battery powered electromagnetic meters, the company has announced.

The Q4000 features bi-directional pulse communications that are fully compatible with the data logging and advanced meter reading equipment used by Veolia Water. Along with low head loss, high accuracy and a fully sealed IP68 construction, the Q4000 represents a leap forward in electronic water metering.

“We were very impressed by the Q4000's 10-year battery life and sheer simplicity to set up and use,” said Ian Alexander, leakage verification manager for Veolia Water. “By eliminating the need for regular visits to replace batteries, my team can now spend more time focusing on real value creating activities such as reducing leakage and ensuring an effective distribution of water throughout the Veolia Water region.”

Veolia Water provides water and wastewater management services throughout the U.K. and Ireland.