ICWD Mandate
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Presidential Decree No. 198 otherwise known as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973 as Amended by Presidential Decree Nos. 768 and 1479 declared a National Policy favoring local operation and control of water systems authorizing the formation of Local Water Districts and providing for the government and administration to facilitate improvement of local water utility granting said administration to facilitate such power as necessary to optimize public service from water utility operations and for the purpose.
ICWD Vision
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Iriga City Water District
as a Hallmark of
Efficient Public Service
Providing the Best Quality of Water
to every Resident of Iriga
ICWD Mission
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To provide adequate,
safe and affordable water
to the people of Iriga
ICWD Motto
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We are at your service!
Office of the General Manager
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Romulo M. Corporal Jr., MPA
General Manager
Contact #: +639296622095


Lawrence S. Rombaon Sr.
Secretary A
Contact #: +639392059674

Atty. Reynel M. Beriña 
Legal Counsel
Contact #: +63 (054) 299-2621
Division Managers
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Marietta H. Cruzata
Administrative Division
Contact #: +639182935404


Maribeth O. Marzan
Commercial Division
Contact #: +639192213368


Engr. Amy D. Rariza
Technical Division
Contact #: +639088811672

Office of the Board of Directors
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Dir. Edith C. Andalis
Chairman


Dir. Angel Nilo A. Bagamasbad Jr.
Member


Dir. Maria B. Quite
Treasurer


Dir. Ryan Nagrampa
Member


Dr. Victor P. Turiano
Member


Atty. Reynel M. Beriña
Board Secretary


Romulo M. Corporal Jr., MPA
Ex-Officio Member

Last Updated: October 21, 2019 07:46PM
ICWD PROFILE

On June 5, 1979, the The Iriga City Water District (ICWD)  was formed by the virtue of Sangguniang Panlungsod No. 50 series of 1979. Subsequnetly, the City Governement turned over to ICWD all assets and facilities of the Iriga City Waterworks.

As a requirement in availing financial assistance for the development of the water system, ICWD filed with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) pertinent documents and on July 10, 1979. The LWUA issued a Conditional Certificate of Conformance No. 091 on September 4, 1979.

On March 12, 1992 all water districts became Government Owned and Controlled Corporations by virtue of the Supreme Court ruling dated September 13, 1991, thus ICWD is now under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission as far as personnel matters are concerned and under COA for auditing. 

The ICWD is classified as Category C effective March 2012. As of December 31, 2016 the active connection was manned by employees ( Regular Casual and Contractual) with an average industry of 141 connections per employee. ICWD office is open from Monday to Friday. Its office is located at Rufino Llagas St., San Roque, Iriga City.

A Water District is a local corporate entity established on local option to operate a water supply system in one or more provincial cities and 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 Philippine Supreme Court handed an en banc decision on September 13, 1991, declaring them as government owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs) with original charter (Davao City Water District et.al. vs. Civil Service Commission et.al. case). Water Districts are classified into five categories, namely: very large, Large, Big, Medium, Average and small. Categorization is based on the WD's gross receipts, total fixed assets, net income before depreciation and interest, number of connections, number of employees and nature of operation (pumping, gravity, etc.). Community or group of communities derive benefits from having a water district through improved health and sanitation, better standard of living, fire protection, a helping hand during inopportune times, development of more responsible citizens, development of more projects and more economic opportunities.

On April 24, 1979, the National Waterworks & Sewerage System Authority turned over to the Iriga City Government the Iriga Waterworks system. On June 5, 1979, the Sangguniang Panglunsod issued Resolution No. 50. On September 24, 1979, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) issued the Certificate of Conformance No. 091 for ICWD. In 2004, the district served fifteen (15) Barangays or 42% of the total 36 barangays of Iriga, and four (4) in Nabua, serving more than 7,100 concessionaires.

On June 2, 2005 , six (6) barangays were added for a total of 21 or 58% of the barangays in Iriga, plus, several barangays in Nabua, Camarines Sur, within the coverage area of the Nabua Water District. The supply of water by ICWD to NaWD is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement. The supply to NaWD is mainly because of poor quality of water in Nabua. As of April 2012, the ICWD's service connection has significantly increased to 11,339 households or, an increase of 63% reckoned from year 2007, or a difference of 4,239 concessionaires, or equivalent to an increase of 60%, covering a population of 68,635 of the approximately 100,000 population of the City of Iriga. Iriga City Water District now serve a total of 25 out of the 36 barangays or 69%. This is a difference of four barangays in a span of 5 years. The ICWD employs Forty Eight (48) Permanent Employees including the GM and three (3) division managers with 36 contractuals. With the present source of three (3) springs, namely, Butawan, Masoso and Guilid, the district now draws a combined capacity of 330,,000 from the previous 266,000 cubic meters of water per month to the benefit of the residents of both Iriga and Nabua. Barangays presently being served are the following:
 
1. San Agustin 
2. San Isidro 
3. San Nicolas 
4. San Roque 
5. San Francisco 
6. San Miguel 
7. San Jose 
8. Sto. Domingo 
9. San Juan
10. Sta. Cruz Sur 
11. San Vicente Sur 
12. Francia 
13. La Purisima
14. Perpetual Help
15. Sta. Teresita 
16. Nabua, Camarines Sur (7 barangays)

After the turn-over of the project on June 2, 2005:

17. Sto. Niño 
18. San Antonio 
19. La Trinidad
20. La Medalla
21. Salvacion
22. La Anunciacion
23. Sta. Elena-a portion is now being served beginning in 2010
24. Sta. Maria 
25. San Andres

It was in 2010 that barangay Sta. Maria became an addition to the areas served with clean and potable drinking water and lately, is barangay San Andres.

On March 19, 2003 a 75 KVA generating set for the Butawan Pumping Station was purchased to ensure continuous flow of water during power failures.

On May 1, 2003, the ICWD employed the use of Meter Read & Bill System (MRBS) for the accurate reading of water consumption.

The year 2005 is a significant year for ICWD as it added new facilities that included a 600 cubic meter volume capacity of ground reservoir in a lot measuring 793 sq.m. complemented by a booster pump located in an area of 342 sq.m. in Inorogan, Sto. Domingo, an 80 cu.m elevated steel tank in Sto. Niño and another 80 cu.m capacity of ground reservoir in Barangay Perpetual Help in a lot area of 291.3 sq.m. in addition to the existing submersible pumps there and in Sta. Teresita. Additional pumping station was added in Masoso with a capacity of 28 lps while two (2) were added in Guilid springs with a capacity of 41 Liters Per Second (lps) each. Another Booster Pump will be built in La Trinidad in a lot measuring 2,434 sq.m. at the same time to be developed into other amenities like a motor pool, staff house and extension office to serve the River Unit Barangays.

To serve its clientele to the fullest, ICWD has four tricycles, nine motorcycles and four (4) vehicles for its daily operation and business transactions.

As a commitment to the environment, the ICWD ventured to initially develop a fifty (50) hectare watershed area at the upland portion of Barangay Sta. Elena (sitio naparil). It is a project that will serve as ICWD's legacy to the people of Iriga and its neighboring towns.

Iriga is known as "The City of Springs" because of the prolific springs found in our City waiting to be developed. In addition to the 3 previously mentioned, following are the ones to be tapped:

POBLACION
1. San Roque
2. San Juan
3. San Miguel
4. Francia
5. San Jose
6. San Nicolas
7. San Francisco

NORTH
1. San Isidro
2. San Agustin
3. Perpetual Help
4. Sta. Teresita
5. Sto. Domingo

MOUNTAIN UNIT
1. Tubigan/Sta. Maria
2. San Andres
3. San Vicente Norte *
4. Sta. Cruz Norte *
5. Antipolo *
6. San Pedro
RIVER UNIT
1. La Trinidad
2. La Medalla
3. Sto. Niño
4. La Anunciacion
5. Santiago *
6. Sta. Elena
7. Banao *

SOUTH
1. La Purisima
2. Sta. Cruz sur
3. San Vicente sur
4. Salvacion
5. San Antonio


7. Niño Jesus *
8. Sta. Isabel *
9. Sagrada *
10. San Ramon *
11. San Rafael *
12. Cristo Rey *

* Unserved Barangays
 

A. Enabling Law

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, as amended, the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973 was decreed ordered and made as part of the law of the land that led to the proclamation of Presidential Decree No. 198.

B. Mandate

Presidential Decree No. 198 otherwise known as the Provincial Water utilities Act of 1973 as amended by Presidential Decree Nos. 768 and 1479 declared a national policy favoring local operation and control of water systems; authorized the formation of local water districts and provided for the national government and administration of such districts; chartered a national administration to facilitate improvement of local water utilities; Granted said administration such powers as are necessary to optimize public service from water utility operations and for other purposes.
C. Vision and Mission

The ICWD has its vision and mission to be able to efficiently supply and sustain clean and potable water to the 36 Barangays of the City of Iriga and possibly the neighboring towns of Nabua and Bato.
D. Strategic Plans

In addition to the presently efficient service and maintenance of its water connections, the ICWD plans to fully automize its operation through the use of fully computerized billing and meter reading devices, installation of state of the art pumping and chlorination equipment with reservoirs and booster pumps to reach even the upland barangays of Iriga. In the near future, the development of other springs as sources to meet future demands. The development of a watershed area is likewise one of its priorities in order to sustain its water supply.
E. Current Development

Finished the previous loan with LWUA including its payments in year 2005. Jun 2, 2005 , saw the turn-over of the comprehensive improvement program amounting to P87.713 Million Pesos loan with LWUA, an Asian Development Bank assisted loan for the improvement of the water system and the Expansion to seven Barangays in the River Unit increasing the number of barangays served to 58% or 21 of the entire coverage area.

PROGRAMS / PROJECTS / FUNCTIONS

A. Program

In line with its motto, relentless pursuit, never shirk, ICWD does not intend to ease its developmental projects in its entire coverage area.

B. Projects
In addition to maintenance and repair of its pipelines, the district continues to put up lateral lines to side roads of various barangays which are now being served to extend its services to as much client as it can.

C. Policies, Standard and Procedures
As a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC), the ICWD follows the Civil Service Rules governing public officials and public servants. As a general rule, the district's personnel observe the Revised Schedule of Penalties as a guide to their actions. Additional policies incorporated in the Performance Evaluation System (PES), Employees Suggestions and Incentive Awards System (ESIAS) now replaced with the Programs on Awards & Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE), the Merit Promotion Plan (MPP), The Grievance Machinery, The personnel Selection Board, are likewise observed plus those policies formulated by the Board that are in consonant with the district's objectives. RA 8041, PD 198, AO 103, PD 9286. July 1, 2005-implementation of the e-procurement law on purchases

D. Products/Services
Undeniably, the ICWD's product is water. However, its main concern is not water itself but how it can best serve its clients through the water it supplies.

The MRBS, The Balik Water District, Easy Patubig Promo, Raflle promo, Christmas gift giving

E. Customers/Key Clients
The ICWD caters to residential and commercial establishments, obviously to all those who need clean and potable water in their daily activities. Other stakeholders in the affairs of the district include the local government and other government agencies that may in one way or another involve in the other field of operations.

F. Performance Indicators/Benchmarks
From its inception up to the present, its water service and connections has grown steadily from an insignificant number to the present 9,236 as of June 2010 and to 10,339 as of April 2012, with an average connection of thirty five (35) per month. As proof of its commitment, the past five (5) years is a testimony of its financial viability compared with other government agencies which despite getting financial support or subsidy from the national government are in the red coupled with the three successive years of economic slump. This, the ICWD does not receive a single cent from any government agency save for loan extended by LWUA, but such has been bought out by the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) effective January 2011.
OPERATION

Similar with other water districts, the ICWD produces by pumping water from its three major sources classified as spring water:

1. Butawan spring
2. Masoso spring 
3. Guilid Spring.
RESOURCES

A. Physical Assets & Facilities
1979-Acquired through NAWASSA the property (lot) in the BPS with a size of 453 sq. m in the amount of P 4,530.00; 

The Boguitis Ground Reservoir through the NAWASSA in the amount of P3,125.00, a 625 sq.m lot; 

1982-purchased 2 units of fire hydrants; constructed the masoso pump house amounting to P38,682.00, the BPS amounting to P15,000.00 & the intake box @ P31,250.00.

In August 2000 the 496 sqm lot from Felisa Pimentel where the administration building stands was finally settled in the amount of P87,708.68 

Nov. 27, 2002 a 793 sq. m lot was acquired from Ernestina Taduran in the amount of P803,713.50 where the Sto. Domingo Ground Reservoir lies 

Dec. 23, 2002 a 642 sq. m lot in San Nicolas was acquired from the Heirs of Pilar Vargas in the amount of P686,913.00 where the latest GPS stands 

Feb. 23, 2003- a 220 sq. m lot was acquired from the Heirs of Baldomero Paldo in the amount of P66,000.00 where the Perpetual Help Ground Reservoir stands

Aug. 25, 2003 an additional 91.30 sq. m lot also from the Heirs of Baldomero Paldo was acquired in the amount of P27,390.00 where the Perpetual Help Ground Reservoir is located

February 12, 2004-construction of the annex bldg. started & finished on July 10, 2004
June 3, 2004-Vicente Igana's lot measuring 342 sq.m where the Sto. Domingo Booster Pump stands was acquired in the amount of P342,000.00 

June 15, 2004-acquired a 2,434 sq.m. lot from Teofila Oasnon Cabañero amounting to P730,200.00 to be used as site for the booster pump, motor pool, extension office & staff house.

In December 2005, construction of the mechanical workshop was finished at a cost of P602,000. 

B. Information System
The ICWD make use of the various media available, from the landline (telephone) to receive incoming messages and respond to domestic calls coming from its clients. It also include a Fax Machine to receive and send messages the earliest and easiest possible time. The Radio Land Mobile, for its day to day operations to get in touch with the personnel on field work and from operators from the different pumping stations. The Soundtrack, local radio stations and cable stations to disseminate information concerning their welfare and obligations

C. Manpower Resources
The ICWD is managed and run by the General Manager, three (3) Division Heads and their competent support staff comprising fifty (75) Officers and Employees.

D. Policies for the protection of assets
The ICWD conducts regular inventory of its physical assets to determine the actual physical count. Likewise, buildings and contents, service vehicles are insured with GSIS.

PERSONNEL FUNCTION

A. Organizational Structure
     The General Manager
     Technical Division
     Commercial Division
     Administrative Division

B. Key Management Personnel
The ICWD is managed by the General Manager and the three (3) Division Heads. In addition, a five (5) member Board and a Legal Counsel comprises the policy making body of the district.

C. Manpower Complement
Support Staff includes the Customer Service Assistants and Courier in the Commercial Division; Encoder and Accounting Personnel in the Administrative Division; An Engineer plus a Draftsman, the Maintenance and Pump Operators in the Technical Division.

Transport vehicles- November 2001-Toyota Hi-Ace was purchased in the amount of P770,000.00. March 2003-Toyota Hi-Lux 4 X 4 2.8 diesel engine was acquired through the CIP loan amounting to P1,496,000.00 provided by the J. Santos Construction, Inc. January 26, 2004-Isuzu Passenger Van (IPV) was purchased in the amount of P653,000.00

March 19, 2003-purchased the 75 KVA Generating Set @ P405,000.00. In addition to these vehicles are four tricycles and nine motorcycles for use in meter reading and maintenance.

D. Manpower Development Program
The ICWD in order to develop and upgrade potentials and skills of its Officers and Employees conduct on its own or send them to seminars/trainings relevant to their positions so as to be more productive and beneficial.
FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS

A. Sources and Amount of Funds and Income
The ICWD mainly derive its fund and income from water sales and services rendered for the repair and maintenance of its connections.

B. Type of Funds Maintained
The ICWD classifies and maintains its funds into the following:
      a. Revenue fund for the daily operation of the district
      b. Reserve fund which is a joint account between ICWD and LWUA maintained for 
          use in case of emergency expenditures
      c. Customers' fund maintained in the bank comprised of water meter and 
          guarantee deposits from new applicants
      d. Petty Cash fund maintained for emergency expenses not exceeding One 
          Thousand Pesos

ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS 

A. Type of Accounting System
The ICWD follows the Commercial Practice System

B. Information Technology Systems/Programs Used
The ICWD makes use of a computerized billing system but will soon adopt the computerized accounting system, warehouse inventory, payroll and procurement with the recently acquired computers.
REPORTING FUNCTIONS

A. Key Management Reports
Monthly reports are accomplished by the three (3) divisions to be submitted to the General Manager who in turn submits the same to the Board for information and consideration of which other reports reach LWUA for further information as basis for evaluation of the district's performance. The same reports are made as basis for management and policy decision making.

B. Information Systems and Reporting
The District follows the hierarchical system of reporting emanating from the bottom to the top of the echelon.

C. Internal Audit
To protect the interest of the ICWD the Corporate Budget Specialist conducts surprise and regular cash count of the daily revenues. In addition, a daily cash position report is required to determine the cash position on a daily basis. Of course, the monthly and annual reports are also accomplished.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

A. Effect of Program to other government agencies, private Sector and People's Organizations.
The ICWD's program definitely affects all areas that include other government agencies and the private sector in terms of services of the most basic necessity in life, water. Economically, it helps in the growth progress of Iriga by providing water to commercial establishments, schools, etc. Business will not grow in an area where there is no water. Clean and potable water directly or indirectly affects the health of the people in the area by not being afflicted with water borne diseases. Section 31 paragraph e of PD.198 mandates water districts to take over the management, administration, operation, and maintenance of all watersheds within its territorial boundaries. (As amended by sec., 6, P.D. 1479). 

The above provision in addition to other environmental concerns of the district are proofs that the district has a social responsibility to protect the environment where it get its source. Among these agencies that play a role in these areas in coordination with the local water district are the DENR, DPWH, DEP'T of Health, LGU's, not to mention LWUA, and the NWRB, COA, DBM and the CSC. 

People's Organizations come into play with ICWD in aspects like sponsorship of cultural, sports, public safety, curricular and co-curricular activities to name a few.
RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS

For meeting the standards set by Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), ICWD was twice awarded Second runner up for Most Outstanding Water District in the year 2000 and 2003. On the other hand, the Civil Service Commission awarded ICWD as the Outstanding Local Water District, provincial category, for having bested in the year 2001 in the field of Personnel Management and Administration in the Bicol Region. Until today, ICWD holds the status of an ACCREDITED Agency by the CSC. In terms of Public Relations, ICWD was recognized by LWUA through its Public Affairs Department, as having contributed to growth and successful of water districts nationwide through improved public relations. The Public Relations Officer of the ICWD, Lawrence Rombaon, was previously elected Vice-President for Luzon, became a member of the board of the National Association of Water Districts Public Relations Officer (NAWD-PRO), as well as president of the Bicol Regional Information Council (BRIC). The general manager and chairman of the board were previously elected officers of the Bicol Water Districts Association (BIWADA).
PRIMARY FEATURES
Philippine Transparency Seal
Iriga City Water District Compliance with Sec. 93 of R.A. No. 10155
e-Freedom of Information
Access Freedom of Information Philippines Portal
ICWD Freedom of Information
Implementation of the Provisions of (EO) No. 2, Series 2016 on Freedom of Information (FOI)
Citizen's Charter (Updated)
Promoting efficieny and transparency in pursuant to Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007
Operations Manual
Quality Management System for providing best quality of water the residents city .
Systems Rating & Ranking
Individual Performance Rating and Ranking of Office/Delivery Units
Water Billing Rates
Water Billing Rates and classification table.
Service Rates & Other Information
Details on New Connection, Re-Connection, Transfers and Other Services.
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