AMCO Water Partners with Ferguson Waterworks


AMCO Water Partners with Ferguson Waterworks Distributor will offer AMCO Water products
Ocala, Florida, April 26, 2006 - AMCO Water Metering Systems and Ferguson Waterworks (NYSE:WOS, LSE: WOS.L) are proud to announce a strategic partnership in California and Nevada.

Ferguson Waterworks will represent AMCO Water's full product line of water meters and meter reading systems with 18 offices in the California market. This partnership provides municipalities and utilities with the largest "footprint" of local representation and inventory in California. No other Waterworks Distributor can match Ferguson's number of sales consultants, warehouse logistics & inventory systems and waterworks expertise. "We feel that Ferguson's extensive sales network and product expertise are a real asset to our growing company. This partnership will allow us to continue to provide the utility market with the best service and metering solutions," stated Mark Champagne, AMCO Water's Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.

Ross Thomson, Ferguson's new Product Manager for Metering & AMR systems stated "this agreement between AMCO and Ferguson brings two world class companies together. AMCO, with their commitment to quality products, and Ferguson's state of the art logistics and inventory systems will provide the highest level of customer service with the fastest lead-times in the waterworks industry".

Darryl Case, Area Manager Southwest also stated that Ferguson Waterworks' over 100 field sales consultants will provide the best on-site customer service in the industry. "Ferguson is already doing business with many utilities and municipalities in California, so we feel that a natural progression is to deliver superior metering and AMR systems to our satisfied customers"

AMCO Water Metering Systems Inc. is a provider of advanced metering products and meter reading solutions. AMCO Water is located in Ocala, Florida and is part of the Elster Metering Group, the world's largest multi-utility metering company for water, electricity and gas metering.

For more information on AMCO Water Metering Systems utility, industrial or submetering products, visit www.amcowater.com. Or call 800-874-0890 or 800-356-6829 (inside Florida).

In Canada please phone
AMCO Water Metering Systems Inc.
For more information, please contact:
Heidi Walsh
Marketing Manager
352-369-6519 Fax 352-368-1950
heidi.walsh@amcowater.com
905-634-4895, in the Caribbean 787-872-2006 or in Mexico 525-55-203-8002.

You can also email us at watermeters@amcowater.com.

Ferguson is the leading plumbing and heating distributor in the U.S., and one of the core businesses comprising Wolseley plc, based in the U.K. Ferguson is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Wolseley operates around 3,900 branches in 14 countries in Europe and North America, employing some 60,000 people. The group's strength is to operate strong national businesses in home markets, retain local brand superiority and continually exceed customer expectations through wider product ranges and superior service.

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