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Chandler, AZ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 1, 2006 – The City of Chandler in Arizona has signed a contract with Neptune Technology Group Inc. to automate data collection from 72,000 water meters in Chandler’s service area with Neptune ARB® Utility Management Systems™.

The project includes Neptune meters equipped with the E-Coder R900i, Neptune’s wireless AMR solution that provides reliable data, leak and reverse flow detection and easy installation. It will allow Chandler to provide its water customers with leakage data and promote a proactive water loss management program. The City will use Neptune’s CE-based handheld readers and RF receivers for on-site data collection, and GIS-compatible mobile data collectors for monthly meter reading.

“Because Chandler was already 30% AMR and considering a new reading and metering product to take us through build-out, tremendous research and evaluation was required,” says Jim Crocker, Chandler’s Customer Service Manager. “We are confident that Neptune is the right company for this technology-savvy city.”