• Our Goal


  • 827 MILLION

    The number of urban dwellers in developing

    countries without running water at home


    In much of the developing world, the urban poor face the daily challenge of procuring water.  Many cannot pay monthly bills and high upfront connection costs due to their irregular incomes.  



    They turn to substitutes such as public water points, delivery services and chlorine pills, which can be up to 15 times more expensive than utility piped water, and are often low quality and unreliable.  Women and girls are most affected, spending over 200 million hours fetching water annually, and 443 million school days are lost due to illness.


    Global urbanisation trends will only exacerbate the strain on water utility infrastructure, with the African cities alone growing by 5% every year.



    To date, there has been no effective solution to provide safe, convenient, reliable and affordable water access to low-income homes.


    The CityTaps Solution

    Our mission is to boost the health, dignity and economic opportunity of the urban poor by enabling them to access running water at home.  


    We seek to solve the “last mile” problem of bringing piped water to homes by making water utility services affordable for the urban poor.


    Our technology pioneers seamless integration between connected objects; our pay-as-you-go water meters and mobile money networks.

    • This enables the poor to overcome payment barriers by making micro-prepayments for piped water at home, at any time, with any mobile phone.
    • This also allows water utilities to access new revenue streams with confidence by eliminating  the costs of billing and delinquencies.  With greater certainty on their investment returns, utilities are able to grow their network infrastructure faster.




     Collaborate & Connect


    We want to know If you are passionate about solving global water issues with new ideas.  CityTaps collaborates with partners across the globe and we would love to answer your questions, hear your ideas, and learn from you!


    • Questions / Comments?  Please connect with us today!

    We're hiring!

    We're constantly looking for top-notch talent to join our team. Look for jobs on our blog or our Facebook page.

    You like our mission but don't see a job that fits your skills right now? reach out through jobs@citytaps.org.


    CityTaps is proud to be one of the winners in the Internet of Things (IoT) category at the Verizon Powerful Answers Award.


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    Meet our new CTO

    Thomas Lim joined our team a few months ago. There's an interview of him on our blog.



    Microsoft Scholarship for Civic Innovation
    SOCAP Gratitude Award Finalists
  • TEAM

    Grégoire Landel

    CEO & Founder

    Martín Bruder

    R&D Engineer

    Thomas Lim


    François-Xavier Desforges

    COO & CFO


    Fish & Richardson


  • BLOG


    CityTaps is a social enterprise and we thrive on the

    goodwill of our partners and the communities we serve.

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