Nairobi Residents will soon be able to buy water according to their budget .

This comes after Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) presented a motion seeking digitalization of water industry.

According to Clay City Ward representative Mwaura Samora, the use of digital metering system will help Nairobians deal with the harsh economy.

“The move will benefit city dwellers as they will able to buy water according to their budget."

Mwaura Samora added that the move will also prevent wastage and solve billing problems.

If the motion passes to law, City residents will pay for water units using mobile money to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company bank accounts.

They will then receive a confirmation message and unique recharge code. They will then key in the code to a specific digital token meter provided by Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.

The move comes at a time when President William Ruto has announced that the national government will be buying water from private investors to distribute to the public through a  partnership.