Delivering water to urban homes through smart metering and mobile payments – CityTaps

Friday 22 Feb 2019 | Digital Utilities | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Niger | partnership-hub | Private-MNO | Public-Private | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Water |

In 2017, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded CityTaps a grant to scale their prepaid water service platform to enable the urban poor to access affordable and safe running water at home. Their prepaid smart meter incorporates machine to machine (M2M) technology, which allows households to make micro-prepayments for their water at any time using mobile money. CityTaps is working in partnership with Orange Niger and the SEEN (Niger Water Utility Company) to trial 1,325 meters across Niamey, Niger.