Harare City Council says it will roll out a city-wide prepaid smart meter installation programme this month. This follows pilot installations in six suburbs namely; Bluffhill, Sunningdale, Kambuzuma, Greendale, Avenues and Avondale which were used to analyse how smart water meters work.
Presenting the city’s $103 million 2017 Capital Budget, Finance and Development Committee chairperson, councillor Luckson Mukunguma, said,
Your worship, the piloting of smart prepaid water meters is at its tail end. The pilot project has amply demonstrated the feasibility and viability of smart metering, paving way for the full implementation of the same and in this regard, the full roll-out of the project is set to commence in October 2016. In order to ensure that water is conserved and equitably distributed, at the same time empowering residents to manage their water consumption patterns, the city will soon roll out the prepaid smart meters installation.