The Water Council Helps Land International Contract for Badger Meter

The Milwaukee Water Council’s (MWC) international outreach efforts on behalf of the area’s water technology industry have started to pay dividends.  One of the Council’s founding corporate members, Badger Meter, today announced that it has made the first shipment as part of a $4 million contract with the Guam Water Authority. The contract came as a direct result of the participation by the Council (and MWC board member Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter) in the Singapore International Water Week conference in July 2011.

The Guam Water Authority selected Badger Meter to replace its residential and commercial water meters, in an effort to mitigate water loss, minimize manual meter reading, reduce unaccounted-for usage and improve the quality of service to its customers. Badger Meter will replace nearly 40,000 existing meters with its reliable Recordall® water meters equipped with the ORION® automatic meter reading system, as well as provide related software and handheld and mobile meter reading equipment.

“I believe it was the Water Council’s credibility and growing international recognition that made it possible for Badger Meter to get in front of Guam’s key decision makers,” stated Meeusen.  “In Singapore, I saw firsthand that true business opportunities are starting to surface for our region’s water technology businesses.”

Singapore International Water Week was founded in 2008.  It is comprised of the Water Leaders’ Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums and culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognize outstanding contributions in solving world water issues.

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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