UNTAPPED empowers local operators to scale water access through a pay as you go (PAYGO) water platform. The PAYGO platform increases access to clean water, on-demand at affordable prices for fast-growing populations in emerging markets. UNTAPPED
combines equipment financing and mobile IT with PAYGO water systems to rapidly deploy safe water services. The result is a sustainable water enterprise creating
scaled access to affordable, safe water for under-served communities.
Problem – 1.1 billion
people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water. With rapid-urbanization and high population growth this
number will continue to expand, and centralized
models of infrastructure development will not be able
to serve the growing population.
Solution- UNTAPPED offers three technology solutions that expand
affordable, quality water services to fast-growing urban areas through PAYGO systems:
PAYGO Water kiosk. Decentralized water
treatment centers with metered distribution and digital payment capture.
PAYGO water ATM. Stand-alone safe water
access point with mobile payments.
PAYGO home smart-meters. Mobile pre-paid
Each solution expands
operator service coverage through proven, innovative technologies for safe water
delivery. On-demand, convenient, affordable safe water delivery. At the same time, each solution
secures subscriber payments through mobile technology, tracks consumption, and
reliably manages prepaid subscriber revenue.
Decentralized, PAYGO models for
water, energy, and logistics can significantly improve
access to basic services and drive economic development, reaching those that are under-served by government-dependent,
centralized networks for water and energy. In 2018 alone, UNTAPPED started projects
in Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Mali. Those
projects will serve over 500,000 new consumers safe, affordable water. We our well on our way to our goal of
reaching 100 million consumers by 2030.