WaterTime pilot in Uganda
This project focuses on innovation in the rural drinking water supply sector. The first component was a feasibility study (early 2017) about the professionalization of the water service provision, the establishment of competent Micro Water Service Providers and reductions in Unit Water Costs, in Uganda and Burkina Faso.
During a follow-up scoping study in Uganda, two local partners have been selected to pilot the WaterTime approach including:
- Use of pre-payment and monitoring technology
- Support to a service provider delivering different water services at a bigger scale
- Introduction of low-cost and scalable higher water service levels to increase willingness to pay
- Water system insurance scheme through the WaterTime franchise model