History

The Dinalupihan Water District (DWD) was formed pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 198 otherwise known as the “Local Water Utilities Act of 1973” and by the Sangguniang Bayan of Dinalupihan Resolution No. 39, series of 1989 dated June 20, 1989 and led to the subsequent turnover of all the assets and the facilities run by the Local Government Unit of Dinalupihan.

Before its formation, there is no existing water supply system in the locality, and the residents acquired water through available free-flowing and privately owned deep wells.  As a requirement in availing financial assistance for the development of the water system, DWD filed the required pertinent documents with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and on July 13, 1989, a Conditional Certificate of Conformance no. 409 was issued.

On March 12, 1992 all water districts became Government Owned and Controlled Corporations by virtue of the Supreme Court ruling of September 13, 1991.  DWD is now under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as far as personnel matters are concerned and under the Commission on Audit (COA) for Auditing.

After over two decades, DWD is now categorized as Category B Water District with 66 approved plantilla, 25 of which are vacant.  DWD has 13,967 concessionaires with an average billing of Php5.4 million monthly.

DWD mission is to provide safe, adequate, reliable and economically viable water service to the people of Dinalupihan complemented by its Vision to be a Very Large Water with a good quality, reliable and cost effective water service to our community now and for generations to come.

DWD is located at Pag-asa Street Barangay Kataasan, Dinalupihan, Bataan. Open from Monday to Friday with no Noon Break. 


A Water District is a local corporate entity established on local option to operate a water supply system in one or more provincial, cities or municipalities.  It is formed in either urban or rural communities outside of the geographic jurisdiction of Metro Manila. It is governed by a five-man Board of Directors and a General Manager who executes the policies set by the former.  Water Districts were first considered quasi-private entities until the Supreme Court handed an en banc decision on September 1991, declaring them as Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) with original charter.

In September 1997, local water districts were classified into six (6) categories, namely: Small, Average, Medium, Big, Large and Very Large water districts using the Local Water District Manual on Categorization /Re-Categorization.   The categorization of LWDs took into consideration the resources owned and managed by each LWD like human resources (personnel), physical resources (fixed assets), and financial resources (revenues, investments). 

In year 2011, Local Water Districts was re-categorized into four (4) based on active service connections, assets, and financial position and staff productivity namely: A, B, C & D. 


On July 13, 1989, the Dinalupihan Water District was formed and Conditional Certificate No. 409 was issued by LWUA. In 1993, DWD served nineteen (19) Barangays or 41% of the total 46 Barangays of Dinalupihan.  In March 1998, DWD build its own office adjacent to Kataasan Elementary School. 

DWD Office Year 1998

In 2005, eight (8) barangays were added for a total of 27 or 59% of the Barangays in Town.  On July 7, 2008, DWD signed Memorandum of Agreement to the Municipal Government of Dinalupihan transferring the ownership and management of Dinalupihan Western Water System (DWWS) to the former.  The said local water system was servicing the water needs of Barangays Pinulot, Casa Bonita, Happy Valley, Naparing and Colo.  By the end of 2008, DWD is servicing 7,650 service connections or a total of 38,250 concessionaires in town.  In 2010, LWUA approved the request of DWD recategorization from Medium to Big Category Water District. On the same year, several projects were accomplished including the construction of the Upper Roosevelt Pumping Stations, pipeline expansion project at Barangays Pita and Dalao, acquisition of two (2) units generator set for Sta. Isabel and Roosevelt Pumping Stations and purchase of utility service vehicles of the district.  At present, Dinalupihan Water District is serving 43 barangays or 93% of the total 46 Barangays of Dinalupihan with 13,636 total service connections as of September 2015.  Three (3) barangays are not yet covered by the water system of DWD namely: Maligaya, Payangan and Tubo-tubo of approximately 769 total numbers of household. 


PUMPING STATIONS

IMPLEMENTATION YEAR

1. KATAASAN

1993

2. SAN RAMON

1993

3. TUCOP

2003

4. SAGUING

2004

5. STA. ISABEL

2005

6. LOWER ROOSEVLT

2009

7. UPPER ROOSEVELT

2010

8. PITA

2010

9. SAPANG BALAS

2012

10.COLO

2014


Barangays that are currently served by DWD:

BARANGAY

No. of Connections

1.   Bangal

164

2.   Bayan-Bayanan

128

3.   Bonifacio

181

4.   Burgos

174

5.   Colo

255

6.   Daang Bago

224

7.   Dalao

183

8.   Del Pilar

69

9.   General Luna

142

10. Gomez

78

11. Happy Valley

283

12. JC Payumo

453

13. Kataasan

462

14. Layac

469

15. Luacan

788

16. Mabini Extension

127

17. Mabini Proper

87

18. Magsaysay

262

19. Naparing

299

20. New  San Jose

1168

21. Old San Jose

205

22. Padre Dandan

49

23. Pagalanggang

462

24. Pag-asa

150

25. Payumo

80

26. Pentor

661

27. Pinulot

517

28. Pita

209

29. Rizal

80

30. Roosevelt

665

31. Roxas

69

32. Saguing

534

33. San Benito

334

34. San Isidro

175

35. San Juan Extension

63

36. San Pablo

321

37. San Ramon

1227

38. San Simon

219

39. Sta. Isabel

408

40. Sto. Niño

521

41. Torres

69

42. Tucop

498

43. Zamora

124

Total

13,636