Mueller Systems' Magnetic Flow Meter Receives FM Approval

Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:38pm EST

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CLEVELAND, N.C., Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller Systems earned Factory Mutual (FM)
Approval (Fire Service Meters Approvals Class 1044) for the HbMAG meter, its electromagnetic flow
meter in 3-to-12" inch sizes. FM Approval is a global program providing third-party certification
based on objectively testing property loss prevention products and services and certifying those
that meet rigorous loss prevention standards. Mueller Systems
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 is a leading provider of innovative water infrastructure products and services and
technologically advanced metering systems for water, electric and gas systems.

Mueller Systems believes the HbMAG meter measures water flows more accurately than most mechanical
meters-and it does so with virtually no reduction in line pressure, as it does not require a
strainer or internal components that can become clogged and cause pressure loss. FM Approval is a
result of its ability to withstand all pressure, flow and reliability requirements necessary for
installation in applications requiring a high degree of measurement accuracy across a broad range
of flows. Such applications include establishing district metering areas
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, which can help utilities reduce non-revenue water
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, and charging commercial fire suppression systems-even in the event of an emergency flow
requirement.

"The HbMAG meter is one of Mueller Systems' innovative metering technologies
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 that can help municipal water service providers efficiently optimize measuring capabilities while
reducing operating expenses and improving water conservation," said Hassan Ali, Vice President and
General Manager of Mueller Systems. "FM Approval endorses the meter's accurate and reliable
measurement capabilities for fire protection systems as well as applications that can help
utilities efficiently identify and reduce non-revenue water levels."

By integrating the HbMAG meter with Mueller Systems' 2-way advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
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 network-the Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities-a utility can monitor and analyze
the amounts of water going in and out of a district metering area. The level of discrepancy
between the amounts of water can alert the utility to the extent of potential leaks in the area,
helping it to better prioritize maintenance projects that will have the greatest impact in terms
of reducing non-revenue water losses.

The HbMAG meter's accuracy and ability to improve operational efficiency for potable and reclaimed
water systems makes it a viable replacement option for applications that previously utilized a
compound or horizontal turbine meter and for use in applications where minimal pressure loss and a
broad range of flow rates are vital.

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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, electricity or gas-or any
combination of the three services-need innovative ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs,
conserve water and energy, and improve customer service. The Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network
for Utilities from Mueller Systems meets that need. For more information about Mueller Systems,
please visit the Company's website at www.muellersystems.com
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About Mueller Water Products

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, mechanical, fire protection and oil & gas
applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com
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