Southern Russia Installs Card Operated Water Pump Systems


Southern Russia has become the latest region to install card-operated water pumps to cut down on water waste. Public utilities have introduced “smart” pumps that dispense water through pre-paid cards across Russia. The first such card-based pump has appeared in Krasnodar near the Black Sea coast this week. The top-up cards aim to cut waste by limiting water distribution to residents without access to plumbing, regional authorities said.