“Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals”
Global Mobile Award 2018 Winners
Sustainable Water Technology
eWaterPay is a pre-payment water dispenser harnessing Internet of Things (IoT), NFC technology, mobile money and cloud-based data analytics. Predominantly working across sub-saharan Africa eWaterPay ensures 24/7 accessibility to clean water in communities that need it most. Our technology ensures water collection revenue is tracked for transparency to ensure all stakeholders, contributing to the operations and maintenance of a water system can be held accountable. eWaterPay technology can ‘bolt on’ to community water points of existing piped water distribution networks, ensuring sustainable access to water is maintained for all. eWaterPay commits to continue innovating, educating and impacting the world on the importance of affordable, smart water for everyone, everywhere.
Access to clean water 24/7 0
Increase in revenue collected compared to cash systems 0
Tracking of water revenue for maintenance and operations 0
Drop in water wastage and plastic usage 0
Solar powered water systems 0
3 Ways to Pay
Use mobile money from over 12 Mobile Network Operators’s in East and West Africa. Pay by text using a regular phone and pick up credit by touching your tag onto the tap.
App & Cash
Pay by cash to a neighbour, shopkeeper or water seller who can transfer eWater credit directly to a registered tag using mobile money. Smart phone users can buy credit through the eWaterPay app and top up tags directly.
Government departments, urban relatives and international donors can purchase and donate trackable eWATERcredit for any registered tag user. Health clinic and schools can receive an allocation of water.
“Children would go and fetch water and this meant that sometimes they would miss class. Many times children complained to me of a stomach ache, but we don’t hear about that any more. The project has really made a big difference to our lives.``
Endanchan Primary School
`` We have been using eWATER for a long period of time now. It’s so perfect because anytime you need water you can get it, even at midnight.
I am happy to pay for the water, because it means that I have water every day… day and night. ``
“The water project here has helped us a lot as before there was a big problem of getting water. We travelled far to get water and it took many hours. Once we got water we then had a problem of the water vendors not being available. “
Farmer & village Water
“We have one eWaterPay card for the dispensary and we used around 12 buckets of water a day. We use money from the government to pay for water. The system is working well, we are really happy with it. We have no problems accessing clean and safe water.”
Dr. Yohana Mathias
More people in Africa have access to mobile phones than have access to clean drinking water
The impact of eWaterPay
Access water 24/7
Clean, affordable water accessible to everyone, everywhere
Significantly cheaper than any other existing technology for pre-payment of water, meaning multiple taps can be installed across a village, resulting in less distance to collect water and less queuing.
Accountable and transparent
All revenue can be tracked and transparently used to pay for operations and maintenance
When people pay for water they don’t waste a drop. eWaterPay reduces wastage, making solar pumped systems more efficient.
With tracked revenue maintenance can be paid for, ensuring sustainable, clean water systems. People don’t have to return to contaminated sources when water systems break.
Meaning no data is lost, even with intermittent 2G connection
Currently, people pay on average $100/year on kerosene, $30 on mobile phones. eWaterPay costs $6-$9/year, less than the WHO recommended contribution of 3% of income for those living on less than $1 per day.
Anyone with a basic phone and mobile money can buy credit by collecting it at any eWater dispenser. Anyone with a mobile money account or smart phone can also sell eWater credit to offline water consumers via NFC technology.
Jobs are created through professional operations and maintenance companies.