Water Meters feature 30+ year battery life.

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Offered in 20 and 30 gpm versions, SmartMeter(TM) SM700 is available with replaceable battery that extends meter's operational life. Products utilize fluidic oscillation technology, have no moving parts, and are unaffected by grit and particulates. Integrated functions are provided to monitor leakage, supply data, and prevent meter tampering. Offering various data output formats, meters also deliver warning indication 12 months prior to battery expiration.

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Severn Trent Services Introduces New Battery for SmartMeter(TM) SM700

New replaceable battery extends life of meter to more than 30 years

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. - August 23, 2007 - Severn Trent Services has developed a new replaceable battery for its SmartMeter(TM) SM700 20- and 30-gallon-per-minute water meters. The new battery has a life beyond 15 years and can be exchanged with a meter's existing battery to extend the meter life to more than 30 years. The new battery, when combined with the life long accuracy provided by SmartMeter technology, provides significant cost savings over the life of the meter.

Employing fluidic oscillation technology, SmartMeter water meters have no moving parts and are unaffected by grit and particulates, including sugar sand, a fine silt found in states including Florida, New Jersey, Michigan and California. The technology provides for lifelong accuracy, dependability and cost efficiency. The leading edge water meters provide a range of functions to monitor leakage, supply data and prevent meter tampering, helping water companies optimize their networks. SmartMeter water meters also provide a warning indication 12 months prior to the expiration of the battery. Meters are available in a variety of data output formats for integration into Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems.

About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

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