AFD-1 Water Flow Sensor

Charity: water

Measures water flow rates within an Afridev or India Mark II handpump and transmits data

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.

It was created to ensure operations of charity: water systems.

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.

The AFD-1 is intended to be used wherever an Afridev pump is installed. The system can be implemented if it is within charity: water’s distribution range.

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 to direct end users, indicated on Pipeline pamphlet courtesy of charity:water.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Access to clean water, would be the most applicable

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

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

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