Community Water and Sanitation Agency Smart Taps in Northern Ghana
Elimination of the cash payment mode in the collection of water revenue is imperative in reducing water waste, managing water resources, ensuring sustainability and shaping rural water supply systems in the country. Our team collaborates with Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) to pilot LORENTZ smartTAP which converts the cash payment mode of collection of community water revenue to an electronic payment mode. The CWSA has pre-existing standpipes at common places in the communities. In partnership with CWSA, we will pilot the installation of the LORENTZ smartTAP and the collection of data in randomly selected communities in northern Ghana between September 2022 – January 2023. The findings of the pilot will inform a full Random Control Trial (RCT) scale-up we intend to implement in January 2024.