ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Kannapolis, North Carolina will upgrade its water system with Mueller Systems' state-of-the-art advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network. Mueller Systems is a leading provider of innovative water infrastructure products and services and technologically advanced metering systems for water and electric systems. Kannapolis will implement the Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities—Mueller Systems' advanced two-way AMI network. The Mi.Net System will automate the City's meter reading-to-billing process by linking its meters, distribution sites and control devices in a single data network. "We are committed to employing technology that will improve the level of service we offer our customers while increasing the efficiency of our water system," said Wilmer Melton, director of public works with the City of Kannapolis. "Mueller Systems' AMR solution has been a tremendous asset in helping us better manage our water system. The Mi.Net System will enable us to provide an even greater level of service to our constituents." In addition to the Mi.Net System, the City is scheduled to install approximately 18,000 Mueller Systems water meters throughout the City by the end of 2014. A portion of the residential meters will be Mueller Systems' 420 Remote Disconnect Meter (RDM), a fully integrated remote disconnect meter designed to enable the City to remotely manage water services through the Mi.Net System. The City will also offer its constituents tools to manage their water consumption by implementing Mi.Data™, Mueller Systems' consumer portal that provides information about water usage and improved communication between households and the City. The Mi.Net System enables utilities to improve operational efficiencies and customer service by fully automating the meter reading-to-billing process and linking meters, distribution sites and control devices in a single data network. The Mi.Net System features on-demand meter readings, e-mail alerts and alarms based upon near real-time information as well as the ability for utilities to better manage their water resources through on-going access to custom data and information. "The City of Kannapolis has developed a reputation for implementing technology that improves the relationship between the City and its ratepayers," said Hassan Ali, vice president and general manager of Mueller Systems. "Kannapolis has used Mueller Systems' HotRod AMR solution for several years, and in implementing the Mi.Net System, Kannapolis exemplifies how a municipality can efficiently progress from visual read to drive by to a two-way AMI solution."
Mueller Systems is a subsidiary 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, and offers a full line of residential, fire line and commercial meters, AMI and automatic meter reading (AMR) systems and related products that optimize the delivery and use of water and energy.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. About Mueller Systems Mueller Systems offers a full line of residential, fire line and commercial meters, AMR/AMI systems and related products. Mueller Systems provides Smart Metering solutions to optimize the delivery and use of water and energy. Municipalities that supply water and electricity need innovative ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, conserve water and energy, and improve customer service. Mueller Systems portfolio of metering systems meets that need. For more information about Mueller Systems, please visit the Company's website at www.muellersystems.com. About Mueller Water Products, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.
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