Mandate and Functions of SKWD
As embodied in Presidential Decree no. 198 (The Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973) Chapter II, section 5, the SULTAN KUDARAT WATER DISTRICT (SKWD) was formed for the purposes of:
- Acquiring, installing, improving, maintaining and operating water supply and distribution systems for domestic, industrial, municipal and agricultural uses for residents and lands within the boundaries of such districts;
- Providing, maintaining and operating wastewater collection, treatment;
- Conducting such other functions and operations incidental to water resource development, utilization and disposal within such districts, as are necessary or incidental to said purpose.
Presidential Decree 198, as amended, otherwise known as Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973, authorized the foundation of local water districts, and by virtue of the enabling act of the Sangguniang Bayan of then municipality of Tacurong, through its duly approved Resolution No. #82-66 dated October 22, 1982 – Tacurong Water District was created. It was operated under the management of a Sangguniang bayan member with 132 connections when it started.
On August 5, 1983, Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) under the chairmanship of Alfredo L. Juinio, the Tacurong Water District had been issued Certificate of Conformance No. 247, in recognizance of the humble efforts to improve the domestic water service to the public. With the modernization project plan worth P16.6 million and the support of neighboring water districts of Cotabato City and Koronadal, as well as the appointment of a new general Manager, Tacurong Water District’s operations was revived and 100% meterization was fully implemented.
The Sangguniang Bayan of Isulan passed and approved a board resolution requesting Tacurong Water District for the annexation of Isulan as part of the expansion process, and it was the main reason for the approval of another board resolution changing Tacurong Water District into Sultan Kudarat Water District. The municipality of Esperanza was later annexed as part of the coverage area.
Sultan Kudarat Water District struggled, thrived and improved its services and that on 1995, LWUA recognized SKWD as the most outstanding water district – medium category. To this day, SKWD strives to serve the people of Sultan Kudarat with safe and reliable water supply, upholding its thrust, “SERVICE IS OUR COMMITMENT, HEALTH IS OUR CONCERN”.
The best water service provider in the province of Sultan Kudarat, manned by highly motivated and competent personnel dedicated to the people and the environment.
SKWD commits to provide 24/7 of potable, adequate and affordable water with competent personnel to provide efficient customer service and active partner on environmental issues and development.
We, the officials and Employees of Sultan Kudarat Water District pledge and commit to deliver quality public service as promised in this Aqua Charter, specifically.
In totally committing ourselves to our vision and in fully accepting our mission, we vow to work for a better and healthier Kudarateños by exhibiting the following Core Values:
We acknowledge that our source of revenues is from the water usage billed to the concessionaires who has placed their confidence in us. Hence, we vow to be open and transparent in all our transactions so that public trust is always preserved.
In both our personal and professional lives, we vow to do what is ethically correct at all times and never to seek personal gains at the expense of the majority. We will never compromise our integrity.
We will uphold and if possible further uplift the positive spirit of cooperation among our workers and work hard for a good SKWD-concessionaires relationship.
“Service is our Commitment, Health is our Concern”