SwissQuest Water Supplies Company Limited
SwissQuest focuses on supply, installation and management of smart prepaid water metering solutions integrated with mobile payment system. The company supplies household smart prepaid water meters with advanced metering infrastructure that has a water valve control function, and radio frequency communication system. They have secured mobile payment accounts via Mpesa and Airtel Money so that customers (households) purchase prepaid tokens from water utilities’ pay bill numbers then feed the meters to access water.
The company is primarily targeting both public and private Water Service Providers (WSPs) in Kenya. Reaching the WSPs, the company targets that 6 million people will have access to water by installing their smart water meters. The company has received a proof of concept grant from KCIC to pilot the prepaid water meters in collaboration with county water service providers. They have benefitted from strategic partnerships with WIPO Green which facilitated a partnership with Kwale Water in a pilot exercise.