Modular and scaleable design offers multiple options for lid and surface box arrangements to one of the leading operators of water services in the UK

LUTON, England, November 22, 2012 Elster announced today that South East Water has selected Elster to supply up to 120,000 Ajustaboundary boxes in the UK over the next three years.

This follows South East Water’s selection of Elster in September 2010 to supply up to 250,000 volumetric water meters with wireless automatic meter reading (AMR) systems to support South East Water’s metering programme.

South East Water supplies high quality drinking water to 2.1 million customers  in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Each day they supply 565 million litres of drinking water from their water treatment works along more than 14,500 kilometres of water mains to customers’ taps.

The Ajustadesign allows modular and scaleable boundary box implementation with minimum stock holdings, offering operational savings, yet complying with the latest Traffic Management Act legislation.

The Ajustaboundary box has great adaptability in the field, with a screw down height adjustment of 210mm allowing it to fit varying service pipe depths without sacrificing rigidity or the need to cut the guard tube on site.

The boundary box range will accept the majority of lids/surface boxes, giving the customer total flexibility. The bayonet design feature enables the box to be separated from the lid prior to meter installation allowing ease of connection and meter insertion.

“With the quality design of our innovative products and manufacturing facilities based in the UK, we can support South East Water to meet their specific product requirements and high volume demand of boundary boxes and Smart water meters,” commented Gary Vincent, regional general manager for Elster's water metering business.

Perry Shead, Marketing Communications, Elster

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About Elster

Elster is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.