The water supply system of Surallah was then under the local government that served the public market and portion of the residential area of the Poblacion.
To address the growing need for potable water, the Sanguniang Bayan of Surallah passed Resolution No. 34 in February 1991 creating/establishing the Surallah Water District (SWD) in accordance with PD 198. Water system facilities were then turned –over by the Municipality to the newly created district and a monthly subsidy had been provided during its initial operation.
On September 9, 1991, SWD was issued a Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC) by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). The CCC was a recognition that SWD has complied with the necessary requirements set by LWUA and is self-sufficient and capable of serving the public.
In May 2002, LWUA approved the 7.1M Loan Assistance that financed the construction of production well, a 15hp electro mechanical pump and the transmission and distribution lines of about 2 kilometers that serve the Poblacion/Barangay Libertad.
From 2003 to 2009, various expansions were in place, which include the construction of a 100 cu. m. overhead steel tank located at SWD’s main Office, production well and 20hp electro mechanical pump located at Barangay Centrala, and transmission and distribution lines of about 15 kilometers that serve most of Barangay Libertad and portions of Barangays Dajay, Centrala and Colongolo.
It was in 2007 that SWD earned the Special Award for High Collection Efficiency for having undertaken aggressive collection efforts and gaining the trust and cooperation of its customers, and the Special Award for Low Operating Ratio, for operating the district at a minimal cost through efficient operation and frugal disbursement of funds, both conferred by LWUA.
Another highlight in the operation of SWD was the MOA on Micro-Watershed Adoption signed in 2009 with the Local Government of Surallah and DENR and which SWD continuously preserved and develop.
As mandated, SWD continuously enhances its system in order to satisfy the needs of its customers as well as extends its services to areas most in need of potable water.
The Surallah Water District envisions to be a dynamic provider of sustainable and affordable potable water to the community.
The Surallah Water District commits to:
1. Protect, conserve and manage the watershed areas of the Municipality of Surallah, South Cotabato in partnership with other stakeholders;
2. Develop, expand and sustain the supply of affordable & potable water to a wider community.
We, the officials and employees of the Surallah Water District, commit to:
Supply our consumers with sufficient potable and affordable water, 24/7,
Ensure competent service with reduce consumers’ service cost,
Respond to consumers’ complaints and service requirements the soonest,
Value our water resources by supporting Laws and Programs for its protection and conservation,
Exert effort to serve our consumers promptly, efficiently, and with utmost courtesy.
As a responsible water service provider, this we pledge to our consumers.
Willingness to improve/grow
Adherence to service
Transparency in the stewardship of SWD
Effectiveness in the performance of duty
Responsive to consumers’ complaints
Surallah Water District Mandate
The SURALLAH WATER DISTRICT (SWD), created pursuant to section 5, Title II of P.D. 198 as amended, otherwise known as the “Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973”, has the following purpose:
1. Acquire, install, improve, maintain and operate water supply and distribution systems for domestic, industrial, municipal and agricultural uses for residents and lands within the boundaries of the municipality of Surallah;
2. Provide, maintain and operate wastewater collection, treatment and disposal facilities; and
3. Conduct such other functions and operations incidental to water resources development, utilization and disposal within the jurisdiction of Surallah, as are necessary or incidental to said purpose.
Surallah Water District Officials
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|ADELA C. SUSTENTO||Chairman||Professional|
|OLIVE L. DANGALLO||Vice-Chairman||Women|
|ZIEHL KEITH M. DAYOT||Secretary||Business|
|AMELIA A. CANIESO||Member||Civic|
|MA. LUZ SUSANA D. BUBONGAN||Member||Education|