Overview of innovation

Prev leak is an innovative wastewater and water management system that adopts;

  1. Hardware (smart manhole cover) installed as a sewer manhole cover and has a locking mechanism to prevent theft.
  2. Public reporting App used by the public to report water leaks by just taking a picture of the problem and the app uses geolocation technology to pin addresses accurately.
  3. Plumber App used by field sanitation workers to get notifications and submit job cards using images.
  4. Central management system used by the JHB Water operations management to view data coming in and work carried out by sanitation workers who are using the plumber App.

The technology is cloud-based system that uses the Sigfox network to communicate with each hardware, Plumber App, CMS, and public reporting App and can integrate with current systems used by JHB Water.

Innovation Opportunity Type
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 8 – Ready for market
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