Nov. 22, 2012
-- LUTON, England, November 22, 2012
— Elster announced today that South East Water has selected Elster to supply up to 120,000 Ajusta™ boundary 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 Ajusta™ design allows modular and scaleable boundary box implementation with minimum stock holdings, offering operational savings, yet complying with the latest Traffic Management Act legislation.
The Ajusta™ boundary 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.