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Badger Meter donates to Rotary Club of Milwaukee


April 16, 2014
Contact Information:
Julie Caan
(414) 221-0219

Rotary Club of Milwaukee Receives Donation of 350 Water Meters for Guatemalan Water Projects from Badger Meter

Milwaukee – Badger Meter, Inc., a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement and control solutions, donated 350 residential water meters to Rotary Club of Milwaukee supported water projects in the Guatemalan highlands.  The donated meters will be used to assist seven Guatemalan communities, with a combined population of 2,500 people, who currently share a single potable water source. 

The meters are part of Rotary’s support of Engineers Without Borders, which is currently overseeing the construction and implementation of desperately needed water purification and distribution systems in rural Guatemalan communities.

“The water meters donated by Badger Meter are not only a meaningful gift to the residents of the seven affected Guatemalan communities, but also to our club,” said Kathie Eilers, president of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee.  “Through the continual support of local partners like Badger Meter, Rotary and Engineers Without Borders are able to further strengthen water, hygiene and sanitation programs around the world.”

Badger Meter’s gift will help to alleviate problems caused by unregulated water distribution by ensuring that water usage is equitable throughout all seven communities.  The meters will also eliminate abuse of the system by residents who use the shared water source for irrigation or livestock.  Additionally, the meters will provide relief for those who are economically challenged, as they will now only be charged for the water they use.

“Badger Meter is proud to support Rotary and Engineers Without Borders through their work in Guatemalan communities,” said Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter, Inc.  “Our water meter donation will help ensure fair water delivery so that everyone in the communities will have access to potable water. Additionally, our gift will help collect data that will greatly improve future water projects proposed in the area.”

Since 2006, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee has supported Milwaukee chapters of Engineers Without Borders through financial contributions to benefit improvement programs in Guatemala and the rest of the world, including the design and construction of water systems, bridges, solar electric systems and school buildings in rural communities.  With the support of Badger Meter and other local partners, Rotary continues its mission to improve health and wellness both at home and abroad. 


About Badger Meter, Inc.

An innovator in flow measurement and control products, Badger Meter serves water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, Badger Meter products are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit

About Engineers Without Borders

EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA members work with local communities and NGOs in 47 developing countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. EWB-USA has grown from a handful of members in 2002 to more than 13,800 members today and has over 400 projects worldwide. EWB-USA maintains more than 300 dedicated chapters and has impacted the lives of more than two million people. For more information about EWB-USA please visit

About Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Members of The Rotary Club of Milwaukee are part of a worldwide network of over 1.2 million men and women who make a difference in the lives of people in their communities and around the world.  Each Tuesday Milwaukee’s business, professional and community leaders come together at the War Memorial Center for lunch to listen and learn about the key issues affecting our community – the largest weekly gathering in the metro Milwaukee area.  For more information, visit