Badger Meter to Supply Aurora, Colorado with Advanced “Smart Water” Technologies

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) today announced that it will supply its
next generation ORION® Cellular smart water communication endpoints to
Aurora Water in Colorado. The city’s aim is to reduce water loss,
promote conservation and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly
87,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of BEACON®
Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), a software-as-a-service offering that
collects and analyzes data within the distribution network to improve
operational awareness. Aurora Water will utilize EyeOnWater® consumer
engagement tools with its utility customers, allowing them to view their
usage activity and to gain greater understanding and control of the
water they consume.

To upgrade and standardize its water metering infrastructure and improve
operational efficiency, Aurora Water will take advantage of the extended
longevity and support of infrastructure-free cellular networks, which
are driving cellular as the AMI system of choice for water utilities.
The ORION Cellular endpoints selected by the city will utilize the
newest LTE-M network which is fully compatible with current LTE and 5G
technology.

The smart water system will improve the city’s efficiency and reduce
water loss by providing access to high resolution consumption data and
insights that will enable utility personnel to pinpoint and address
problems quickly. Combined with our BEACON analytics software, the city
will be able to protect revenue, prevent theft and improve leak
detection by proactively identifying leaks in the distribution system.
The solution will also enhance customer service by providing water
consumers a better understanding of their water consumption.

Installations are expected to begin in Aurora this summer, with a
four-year anticipated project timeline for full roll-out. Full
implementation of the EyeOnWater tool will occur midway through the
installation process.

“With the combination of our Recordall® meters, ORION Cellular radios
and BEACON AMA software, Aurora Water will be equipped to obtain
15-minute interval data and alarm conditions four times per day,
providing them with the information they need to more efficiently manage
their water distribution system and better serve their customers,” said
Kimberly Stoll, Vice President – Sales & Marketing at Badger Meter. “As
one of the largest deployments of our newest ORION LTE-M cellular
solution, this partnership demonstrates our commitment to innovation,
conservation and leveraging the power of infrastructure-free AMI for
water utilities.”

“Aurora Water was an early adopter of automated metering systems,”
stated Alicia DuPree, Senior Engineer for Aurora Water. “We’re excited
by the possibilities this next generation of technology will provide to
the utility and our customers.”

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, control and
communications solutions, serving water utilities, municipalities, and
commercial and industrial customers worldwide. The Company’s products
measure water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, and are known for
accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely
measurement data. For more information, visit badgermeter.com.

Contacts

Karen Bauer at (414) 371-7276
kbauer@badgermeter.com

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