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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
GRAS HORST
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BADGER METER INC [BMI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
VP-International
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
NURTINGER STR. 76
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/04/2012
(Street)

NEUFFEN, 2M 72639
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 05/04/2012   A(1)   800 A (2) 2,000 I Restricted Stock
Common Stock               14,060.616 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options $36.15 05/04/2012   A(3)   1,600   05/04/2013 05/04/2022 BMI Common Stock 1,600 (4) 1,600 D  
Stock Options $24.94             05/04/2008 05/04/2017 BMI Common Stock 240   240 D  
Stock Options $52.81             05/02/2009 05/02/2018 BMI Common Stock 1,500   1,500 D  
Stock Options $38.69             05/01/2010 05/01/2019 BMI Common Stock 3,000   3,000 D  
Stock Options $38.41             05/07/2011 05/07/2020 BMI Common Stock 1,200   1,200 D  
Stock Options $36.59             05/06/2012 05/06/2021 BMI Common Stock 1,200   1,200 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
GRAS HORST
NURTINGER STR. 76
NEUFFEN, 2M 72639
      VP-International  

Signatures

 Horst E. Grast   05/07/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Restricted Stock granted pursuant to the Company's 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan approved by shareholders on April 29, 2011.
(2) The value of the award will be determined at the closing price on May 4, 2015, the date of vesting.
(3) Stock Option granted pursuant to the Company's 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan approved by shareholders on April 29, 2011.
(4) Stock Options are granted on a one-for-one basis.

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