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.
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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!
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