ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marc Bracken, Vice President and General Manager of Echologics, will discuss the latest acoustic methods for asset management of asbestos cement (AC) water mains during the 8 th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition (WESTT). The presentation will take place on Monday, Oct. 29 th at the Ayres Hotel and Suites in Ontario, Calif. Bracken, a recognized leak detection and pipe condition assessment expert, will educate water utilities on how to efficiently prioritize repair and replacement projects by non-invasively pinpointing leaks on AC pipe and measuring remaining pipe wall thickness. Bracken has more than 18 years of experience in acoustical and vibration engineering and has presented numerous technical papers on leak detection and pipe condition assessment. His engineering expertise has helped Echologics become a leader in helping utilities reduce water loss and efficiently prioritize water system repairs and replacement. Echologics, a division of Mueller Co., is a developer and leading provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection, and pipe condition assessment. Echologics and Mueller Co. are subsidiaries of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Forward-Looking Information This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, plan, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the other factors that are described in the section entitled "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.