Administracion Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (ANDA)

Initially, the mayors were those who were responsible for controlling and managing the Aqueducts and Sewers of El Salvador; there was a dependency of the Ministry of Public Works called “Department of Hydraulic Works”, installed in a small piece in San Salvador. This was responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the drinking water service. In that department, approximately ten people worked, including a chief (engineer), five cadeneros (empirical), a filing cabinet, two surveyors and a secretary. Subsequently, the "Department of Hydraulics" became "Directorate of Hydraulics", this allowed it to increase its staff so that in 1943, it became "General Directorate of Hydraulic Works", independent of the Ministry of Public Works, but still under the control of the collections and payments of the executed projects. In 1961, at the initiative of the engineers Eduardo Lahud and José Ugarte, the first steps were taken for the formation of a new institution, which would be autonomous and for the public service, with the firm intention of providing the inhabitants of the country with So precious liquid. With this, the State sought to delegate part of its multiple activities to autonomous entities, which would be responsible for executing them as if it were itself, under the premise of serving the population with a higher level of efficiency within the framework of a modern State. Thus, as on October 17, 1961, according to decree 341 of the Military Civic Directory of El Salvador, consisting of: Aníbal Portillo, Feliciano Avelar and Mariano Castro Morán, the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers andA was created. Two days later, ANDA's law was published in the official newspaper, which detailed the organization, direction and administration of the institution. On December 20 of the same year, the first ordinary session was held, in which the engineers were summoned: José Alfonso Valdivieso, Atilio García Prieto, Francisco Ricardo Santana, Rafael Justiano Rivera and León Enrique Cuellar, to hold the first meeting of ANDA government, assuming the position of president, the engineer José Alfonso Valdivieso. It was until the year of 1962, that the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers ANDA, managed to become independent from the municipal mayor's office to assume at that time, the responsibility of administering properties, tanks and the Guluchapa water treatment plant. MISSION Quality Drinking Water and Sanitation for everyone in El Salvador. VISION Provide water suitable for human consumption with the quality and quantity that the population demands; as well as the treatment of wastewater, maintaining the ecological balance of Water Resources VALUES - Spirit of service - Innovation - Quality in the service - Probity - Transparency and accountability
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  • El Salvador (headquarters)
  • San Salvador
  • Don Bosco Avenue Colonia Libertad Building ANDA. North side National University