Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 6, 2007 – The City of Santa Barbara, located a short drive from Los Angeles, will implement Advanced Utility Systems Corporation’s CIS Infinity® for the City’s 35,000 water, sewer and refuse accounts.

Robert Samario, Assistant Finance Director for Santa Barbara, said: “We needed a vendor with a proven track record as well as a solution that aligned with our priorities, including an integrated on-line payment system.”

“Advanced understands the impact a positive reference has to the entire organization, so we do work very hard to ensure each of our customers are working with our solution as efficiently and effectively as possible.” notes Steven Hammond, Vice-President for Harris Computer Systems, a provider of financial management and customer information systems (CIS) software solutions.. “And for Santa Barbara, we took the time, leading up to their selection of Advanced, to complete a thorough assessment of their requirements. Through a series of on-site discussions, we were able to gain a clearer understanding of Santa Barbara’s critical success factors and worked with their project team to address each of them before the contract was signed. Based on our experience, this scope validation process and the resulting dialog mitigates the disconnects that can be a detriment to any project of this magnitude.”

In conjunction with a world class CIS and utility billing solution, Advanced will also work with Santa Barbara to introduce a number of enhancements, including additional system security features as well as customization to the existing Solid Waste module within CIS Infinity.