Message

Utilizing our achievements, reliability, and technical capabilities
As a new agent responding flexibly and promptly to the needs of the times

Water is a lifeline that holds the keys to sustaining life. Together with Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu and local private companies, Kitakyushu Water Service is engaged in building up and passing on its maintenance, management and technological prowess in waterworks and sewerage to provide safe and secure water for all.

Kitakyushu Water Service is a new type of public consortium established with joint investment from Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu and the private sector. KWS is committed to developing business ventures in regional areas and overseas ―a need in today's world― in addition to local business activities in Kitakyushu itself using our extensive technological capabilities, creativity, speed and flexibility.

Trust ―the top priority for waterworks and sewerage― is an essential component in protecting life. With a strong reputation in Japan, KWS has partnered with Kitakyushu City and acts as the glue to seamlessly connect and support neighboring areas as they face a wide-range of problems, including a lack of human resources and aging facilities, as well as companies aiming to advance into wide-area and overseas markets. We hope to grow together with local communities and help them lead rich and productive lives through waterworks and sewerage.

Kitakyushu Water Service Co., Ltd. President and CEO Hitoshi Arita

Kitakyushu Water Service Co., Ltd.
President and CEO

Hitoshi Arita

Management Vision

Corporate philosophy

Become a new agent that supports the development of water and sewer business operators and the creation of rich water environments in the city of Kitakyushu and at home and abroad.

Corporate philosophy

Responsibilities to be fulfilled

Support the strengthening of the management base of Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu.

Support the strengthening of the management base of Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu.

We will contribute to ensuring the sustainability and further development of water and sewer business for the City of Kitakyushu, which is facing to the challenges on the maintenance age, as an affiliated organization for the City of Kitakyushu.

Regional support for the water and sewer business operators in northern Fukuoka prefecture.

Regional support for the water and sewer business operators in northern Fukuoka prefecture.

We will promote regional cooperation through diverse means together with Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu and provide regional support for water and sewer business operators in northern Fukuoka prefecture.

Promote overseas water business in the city of Kitakyusyu

Promote overseas water business in the city of Kitakyusyu

We will promote overseas waterbusiness in the city of Kitakyusyu by taking advantage of the flexibility and promptness of management as a corporation.

Management Policy
Ensure public responsibility
We will contribute to the supply of safe and reliable water to improve the public health, and the conservation of water quality in public water area in cooperation with Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, as a main maintenance operator of essential infrastructure.
Ensure independent management
We will maintain independent and sound management as a corporation.
Conveying and developing water and sewer technology
We will convert and further develop water and sewer technology as a bearer in the age of maintenance, and contribute to maintaining and developing the water and sewer technological capabilities of the entire country.
Flexible and prompt management system
We will build a management system that can respond flexibly and promptly to diversified social demands and business needs as well as changes in the management system.
Focus on communication among water and sewer business operators
We will actively listen to the voices of water and sewer business operators in the northernFukuoka prefecture and abroad, and provide various services suited to the specific management environment of each business entity.

Overseas project

Overseas Water Business Projects
  • Overseas Water Business Projects
  • Overseas Water Business Projects
  • Overseas Water Business Projects

We are forming official development assistance (ODA) projects and carrying out the projects mainly in Southeast Asian countries, based on the good intercity relations, human networks, and the experience of international technology cooperation have been developed individual overseas water businesses as Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu.
We will continue to contribute to the improvement on environmental sanitation and the achievement of SDGs in water and sewer expansion projects, particularly in Cambodia and Vietnam, through grant and loan assistance.

International Cooperation Projects
  • International Cooperation Projects
  • International Cooperation Projects
  • International Cooperation Projects

We cooperate with the Water and Sewer Bureau of Kitakyushu, the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) Kyushu, and the Kitakyushu International Techno-cooperative Association (KITA). We receive overseas trainees and dispatch experts to provide technical assistance.
Specifically, we have dispatched experts as instructors for the JICA’s Thematic Training Courses, as well as specialists for the JICA Partnership Program and other programs to contribute to the improvement of water environment in developing countries.

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