The pilot program is called, Smart Metering and the technology will allow customers, to control their water accounts, with the use of a ‘top-up’ or ‘pay as you go’ card.
The Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure and the Department of Public Works report that the card is topped up much like one would top-up a cellphone.
It was explained that once installed, this smart meter will: eliminate monthly bills, detect leaks in your distribution system, and alert you before your credit expires.
Grand Turk residents interested in the system have to volunteer to sign up.
It was about a year ago that Caribbean Governments convened at a regional water and sewerage conference in Nassau; a chief concern was the monster size debt created by non-payment of water bills to the government run water companies.