The GSCWD Story

On August 21, 1987, the General Santos City Water District (GSCWD) was organized through Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Board Resolution No. 116, as mended my SP Board Resolution No. 224 series of 1987 pursuant to the provision of Section 3, 27, and 45 of Titles I and II of Presidential Decree 198, as amended otherwise known as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973 signed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, LWUA later issued a Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC) No. 370 on November 29, 1988 to establish the water district.

For 27 years from the formation of the GSCWD in the city, the district has now active service connections of 38,306 as of November 2014 and has 145 employees.

Along with the GSCWD’s mandate of providing safe and potable water, it is highly committed to fulfil its corporate social responsibility. It actively participated in the protection of water resources through the adoption of protected areas and established projects for watershed development. It extended special projects such as donations of school building for the children in the remote areas and sustained the need of a child to access quality health through the support and adoption of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) project at the General Santos City District Hospital.

The General Santos City Water District has been awarded by the Local Water Utilities Administration as the Most Outstanding Water District – Medium Category, Mindanao for exemplary performance in providing water services to the community with sustained superior levels of institutional and financial viability for the year 2007.

The first re-categorization of GSCWD from small to medium category was in year 2001. Eight years thereafter, in 2009, it was re-categorized from medium to large category water district with active service connections of 25,617.

The GSCWD has been classified and falls under Category A since March 2012. Subsequently, on July 2, 2012, the Department of Budget (DBM) approved the GSCWD Organizational Structure and Staffing Pattern (OS/SP) under Category A pursuant to Local Water Utilities Manual on Categorization, Re-categorization and Other Related Matters (LWD-MaCRO).


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