Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                             Date of Report
                             (Date of earliest
                             event reported):        February 5, 2004

                               Badger Meter, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Wisconsin                         1-6706                  39-0143280
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(State or other                  (Commission File           (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of                     Number)               Identification No.)

              4545 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (414) 355-0400
                         (Registrant's telephone number)

Item 7.           Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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                 (a)          Financial Statements of Business Acquired.

                  Not applicable.

                 (b)          Pro Forma Financial Information.

                  Not applicable.

                 (c)          Exhibits.

                  The exhibit listed in the accompanying Exhibit Index is filed
as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 12.          Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
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                  As required by Section 401(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,
Badger Meter, Inc. is filing its quarterly and year end earnings release.



                  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                               BADGER METER, INC.

Date:  February 5, 2004        By:  /s/ Richard E. Johnson
                                   Richard E. Johnson
                                   Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer
                                   Chief Financial Officer


                               BADGER METER, INC.

                   Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K
                             Dated February 5, 2004

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 (99.1)           Badger Meter, Inc. Press Release, dated February 5, 2004.