CKWD @ 39

CKWD @ 39: Ensuring Safe and Quality Water Services amidst Challenging Times

By Louise Mycee R. Subaldo

It may be untimely to have its yearly celebration due to the worldwide pandemic crisis yet the City of Koronadal Water District (CKWD) continued to celebrate its 39th Foundation Anniversary on July 17, 2020 at the CKWD, Administration Building in the simplest but memorable way. This year’s theme- “Ensuring Safe and Quality Water Services amidst Challenging Times”.

Different activities were highlighted within the month of July in line with its anniversary.

First, is the Pumping Station Beautification contest. Participated by all of the twenty-two (22) CKWD pumping stations where the Pump operators showed off their creativity, love of nature and resourcefulness. Pump operators did their best to elevate the beauty of their working station to be declared as this year’s winners.

Another activity lined up for this year’s anniversary is the Inauguration and Blessing of Water System at Sitio Datal Fitak in Brgy. Assumption of this city on July 16, 2020. The new water system can serve over 250 households and has reached the areas of Sitio Datal Fitak, Upper Ladol and Lubon of the said barangay.

Finally, the anniversary’s official celebration was held on July 17, 2020. It started at 9:00AM with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Christ the King Cathedral which was officiated by Fr. Romeo Catedral. It was followed by a program where awarding for Loyalty, Service Awardees and Pumping Station Beautification Contest ensued. The winners for the Pumping Station Beautification are: Champion- PRC Pumping Station (PS), 1st place- Agreville PS, 2nd place- Arinzol PS, 3rd place- Caloocan PS, 4th place- Celino PS and 5th place- San Isidro PS.

Loyalty Awardees were:  Ms. Barby Gail Luanne S. Mananes for her 15 years of commitment to public service, Ms. Genelyn E. Caballo, MPA, Engr. Dionisio B. Duragos Jr., MPA, Engr. Jonathan Q. Gadayan, MPA and Engr. Milborn N. Nombre, MPM and Chairman Francisco D. Sablon Jr., MBA for their outstanding dedication and satisfactory service to CKWD for the past 10 years. Meanwhile, concessionaires who paid their bills during the day played roulette and won various prizes.

Loyalty Awardee

The District, after 39 long years of existence, has considerably grown as an effective, viable and financially healthy Government Owned and Controlled Corporation. As of July 2020, the District is now serving 23,300+ active water concessionaires in City of Koronadal. Also, the district already reached and installed service lines to the 26 out of 27 Baranggays within the city.

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