AFD-1 Water Flow Sensor

Charity: water

The AFD-1 Water Flow Sensor measures water flow rates within an Afridev or India Mark II handpump and transmits data via mobile networks.

Product description Brand name and product description

AFD-1 water flow meter measures water flow rates within an Afridev or India Mark II handpump and transmits data to enable response by local repair teams. It comes with a software platform, called Dispatch Monitor™, that will receive incoming data packets from those sensors and visualize that information for anyone in the world.

The data is transmitted via a GSM network and the information is used to determine the state of the pump and the water consumption patterns. Charity: Water uses the information to allow donors to see the state of the wells they fund.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The sensor has been deployed in Northern Ethiopia, as of March 2016 and is intended to be deployed wherever an Afridev Pump is installed.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Charity: water with Partner NGOs.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

105 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Competitors include SWEETSense FLOW and MoMo Remote Sensor.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Organizations, local NGO partners involved in handpump installation and maintenance, who want to ensure the continuous performance of the handpumps.

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