The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NW&SC) has introduced a pre-paid water metering system “for the urban poor [...] to curb the increasing number of unscrupulous dealers”. Now a 20-litre jerrican of water costs about sh18 [0.9 US dollar cents] as opposed to sh100 [5 US dollar cents) and sh 200 [10 US dollar cents] in other areas. The ‘pay as you drink’ metering system is currently operational in Ndeeba, Kisenyi 1 and Kisenyi 2 slums of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The system has been tested in other parts of the world like India and South Africa.
Related news: Uganda: introducing a pre-paid water system and free sewer connections, Source Weekly, 26 Mar 2007
Source: Ronald Kalyango, New Vision / allAfrica.com, 14 Jan 2009