Presidential Decree 198

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”.