Board of Directors
Matataualiitia Afa Lesa (Chair)
Tiufea Rudolf Meredith
Amiatu Catherine C L Faaolotoi
Su’a Gary Schuster
CEO Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
The Samoa Water Authority (SWA) is a State-owned Enterprise established under the Water Authority Act 1993/1994 and continues under the Samoa Water Authority Act 2003 to provide water services in Samoa. This includes wastewater services provided only for the central business area of Apia. About 85% of the population receives water from SWA water supply (approximately 16,000 and 4,000 customers on Upolu and Savaii respectively). The majority of the remaining population receives water from independent village water schemes (District Water Committees) whilst a few collect rainwater.
SWA is also subject to the:
- Public Bodies (Performance and Accountability) Act 2001
- Public Bodies (Performance and Accountability) Amendment Act 2015
- Public Bodies (Performance and Accountability) Act Regulations 2002 and
- Composition of Boards of Public Bodies Act 2012.
SWA is governed by a board of directors that is responsible to the Minister of Public Enterprises.
Vision and Mission
SWA’s vision is “To promote access to reliable, clean and affordable water services for all people in Samoa within our mandated service areas”. Its mission is “To effectively manage the provision of safe, reliable and sustainable water services to our customers”.
Community Service Obligations
SWA received ST3.47m in CSO funding in 2014, to provide electricity to borehole pumps and land leases in rural Upolu and Savaii.
|(ST ‘000)||2013||2014||2015||5-yr Average|
|Net Profit After Tax||-5,518||2,204||-1,203||-1,593|
|Cash / Current liabilities||0.027||1.611||N/A||N/A|
- SWA annual accounts