The Water meter is STS compliant and utilizes 20 digit tokens for loading credit. This ensures that it is compatible with The Meter Mate STS vending system and vouchers can be purchased at all outlets that sells prepaid electricity.
Prepaid water meter setup is comprised of three components.
1. the water meters which is either an Elster or Sensus SABS approved volumetric meter with a pulse output (as used in most South African Metros)
2. The water management device (WMD) is connected to the water meter via a pulse reader. The WMD records the amount of water flowing through the water meter, is records this on a digital display and the solenoid opens and closes to let water through depending on whether there is credit available or not.
3. The keypad connects wirelessly to the WMD. Vouchers are entered into the keypad and tenants are able to monitor their water consumption