Nairobi City County residents should brace for prepaid water meters and buy water using tokens soon.

This comes after Nairobi Members of the Country Assembly unanimously passed the motion to digitise the water supply sector in Nairobi.

The MCS for Clay City Ward Mwaura Samora moved the motion saying would see Nairobi residents cushioned from the harsh economic times.

Samora opined the city residents will buy water according to their budget and consumption, apart from solving the perennial billing problem.

He said having prepaid water meters is practical, citing some private water suppliers who are already applying the method.

“The move will benefit city dwellers as they will be able to buy water according to their budget,” Mwaura said.

“Having digital water meters is doable because we have private water suppliers who are already doing it.”

“The meters will also help solve the problem of billing as well as preventing wastage,” Mwaura added.

If the motion is passed and becomes law, residents within Nairobi City County will purchase tokens to use water similar to the Kenya Power electricity tokens.

This means there will no longer be monthly water bills in the city and Nairobi residents will only pay for what they will consume.