MWSS has inked a MOA with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for the preparations for the ISO certification of MWSS on 19 July 2011. The Development Academy of the Philippines is the primary agency tasked to prepare government organizations for ISO certification. Signing the MOA are MWSS Administrator Gerardo A. I. Esquivel and DAP President Antonio Kalaw for the project officially named Development of Quality Management System (QMS) Certifiable to ISO 9001: 2008 for MWSS.

The project consists of a series of orientation seminars on the different requirements of ISO certification, QMS documentation and implementation with interventions from DAP and final gap assessment prior to project closure and documentation.