The Southern Region Water Board (SRWB) was established as a body corporate under the Waterworks Act no. 17 of 1995. The Board took over infrastructure from the then District Water Supply Fund of the Ministry of Works, Supplies and Water Supply in the region.
It is aimed at supplying quality and safe water to urban and peri-urban areas of the southern region with the exception of City of Blantyre. The Board has 25 supply areas subdivided into five zones of Zomba, (Zomba, Mwanza, Chiradzulu, Namadzi, Ku-chawe, Domasi, Neno); Liwonde (Liwonde, Balaka, Machinga); Mangochi (Mangochi, Monkey Bay, Namwera);Mulanje (Mulanje, Thyolo, Lunchenza, Muloza, Phalombe, Mikolongwe, MUST); and Ngabu (Ngabu, Nsanje, Bangula, Nchalo and Chikwawa). The Board has over 50,267 customers spread across the region.