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Alaminos City Water District Brief History

 In 1938, the Water System of then Municipality of Alaminos was conceived through the initiative of then Municipal Mayor Agapito Braganza and the Sanguniang Bayan. The operation was under the management of the Local Government Unit of Alaminos. For the purpose of consolidating and centralizing all waterworks, sewerage and drainage systems in the Philippines under one control, direction and general supervision, the national government created pursuant to Republic Act No. 1383 a public corporation known as the National Water Works and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) and took over the management of all water systems in the country including the Alaminos Water System on June 18, 1955.

In March 25, 1976, the Alaminos Water District (AWAD) was formed as the 34th registered Water District in the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). The registration was in conformance with Presidential Decree (PD) No. 198, as amended by PD 768 through a Resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Alaminos Resolution dated September, 1976 under the initiative and leadership of then Municipal Mayor Leon M. Rivera, Jr.

  • By the Authority of the Municipal Mayor, the first appointed set of Board of Directors (BOD) was composed of Col. Pedro R. Montemayor (Chairman), Atty. Leonardo P. Tamayo (Secretary), Mrs. Celestina J. Montemayor (Treasurer), Gerardo G. Cruz (Member), and Erasto M. Jimenez (Member). 

  • The first AWAD office was located at the second floor of Alaminos Rural Bank Building beside the Municipal Hall along Quezon Ave., Brgy. Poblacion then transferred at Plaridel Street, Barangay Poblacion, south of the Bayanihan Hall, at the basement of the concrete water tank tower. 

AWAD/ACWD TIMELINE

Period

Event

April 03, 1976

First Board Meeting was held and the Board appointed Engr. Gerardo G. Ruiz as Acting General Manager

October 1976

Engr. Ruiz resigned and Engr. Rafael R. Riño was appointed as the first General Manager and headed the first eight (8) personnel of the District, serving 400 concessionaires and seventeen (17) barangays of Alaminos namely: Poblacion, Pogo, San Vicente, San Roque, San Antonio, Inerangan, Magsaysay, Lucap, Cayucay, Baleyadaan, Bued, Tanaytay, Pocal-pocal, Palamis, Amandiego, Bolaney and Amangbangan. Water supplied in these barangays were sourced from three (3) production plants namely: Sabangan pump station, Quibuar pump station, and Amangbangan Magsaysay Well

June 01, 1981

Four (4) barangays of the Municipality of Mabini namely: Tagudin, Calzada, Poblacion, and Luna were adopted as service areas of AWAD

June 01, 1987

Mr. Felipe Pagador was the acting General Manager of the District and was appointed officially as General Manager on June 01, 1988

February 11, 1991

Construction and commissioning of the first and the biggest water source, the Sabangan Pumphouse Spring (SPH-Spring)

November 1997

Completed construction and commissioning of Quibuar Pump House I (QPH I)

January 2000

Completed construction and commissioning of Cabatuan Pumphouse I (CPH I)

June and October 2001

Completed construction and commissioning of Balangobong Pump House I (BPH I) and Balangobong Pumphouse II (BPH II), respectively

July 31, 2001

Completed construction and commissioning of Cabatuan Pump House II (CPH II) and eventually decommissioned on January 2015 due to water quality issues

October 2002

Alaminos Water District changed name to Alaminos City Water District after the Municipality of Alaminos was converted into Alaminos City by a plebiscite on March 28, 2001 by virtue of Republic Act 9025

April 2004

Completed construction and commissioning of Sabangan Well Pump House (SPH-Well)

November 2007

Completed construction and commissioning of Linmansangan Pump House (LPH)

April 2008

Completed construction and commissioning of Cabatuan Pump House III (CPH III)

March 2009

Changed classification from Category C to Category B for reaching 10,000 concessionaires

June 2012

Atty. Alre Garcia was appointed as General Manager until January 2015

June 2014

Completed construction and commissioning of Quibuar Pump House II (QPH2)

December 2014

Completed construction and commissioning of 1000 CUBIC METER steel-bolted corrugated ground reservoir in Brgay. Bued Alaminos City, Pangasinan (Bued Reservoir)

February 2015

Mr. Rolando O. Reinoso was appointed as General Manager until December 2016

June 2015

Completed construction and commissioning of San Vicente Pump House 1 (SVPH I)

February 2017

Atty. Napoleon F. Segundera, Jr. was appointed as General Manager, up to present

May 21, 2019

For the first time since ACWD was established, the Commission on Audit (COA) RO1 rendered the Alaminos City Water District an unmodified opinion on the fair presentation of the Financial Statements as to the financial position, the results of its operations and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2018, in conformity with Philippine Financial Reporting Standards

June 18, 2019

Completed construction and commissioning of Pogo Booster Station

June 26, 2019

Completed construction and commissioning of 500 CUBIC METER glass-fused to steel ground reservoir in Brgy. Pogo Alaminos City, Pangasinan (Pogo Reservoir)

August 01, 2019

ACWD starts implementation of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

December 11, 2019

ACWD was conferred with ISO 9001:2015 certificate

July 02, 2020

Completed construction and commissioning of a booster station in Brgy. Magsaysay Alaminos City, Pangasinan (Magsaysay Bosster Station)

July 27, 2020

For the 2nd time, COA RO1 rendered the Alaminos City Water District an unmodified opinion on the fair presentation of the Financial Statements as to the financial position, the results of its operations and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2019, in conformity with Philippine Financial Reporting Standards

November 16, 2020

Installation and commissioning of SCADA wireless network system (automated operation) of Pogo booster station and Pogo reservoir, and Magsaysay Booster Station, respectively

February 2021

Completed construction and commissioning of San Vicente Pump House II (SVPH II)

May 25, 2021

For the 3rd time, COA RO1 once again rendered the Alaminos City Water District an unmodified opinion on the fair presentation of the Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2020

December 24, 2021

Awarded a contract for the Supply, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of an Intelligent Supply and Pressure Management System (automated operation of the ten (10) pumphouses and non-revenue water (NRW) Management System) for ACWD’s Supply Service Operation

May 25, 2022

Four (4) years in a row, Alaminos City Water District received an unmodified opinion from COA on the fair presentation of the Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2021

May 2022

Procurement of Services for the Development of Alaminos City Water District Cloud Hosted Subscription Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS-Based Billing System

October 2022

Installation of Closed-circuit television (CCTVs) of All Pumping Stations

November 28, 2022

ACWD was conferred with an Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2015 re-certification), Occupational, Safety and Health Management System (ISO 14001:2015 new certification) and ISO 45001:2018 (Environmental Management System new certification).

December 2022

Commissioning of Unmanned Pump Houses

Alaminos City Water District has Eleven (11) Water Production Plants (10 wells and 1 Spring) located in different barangays of City of Alaminos, Pangasinan. Two (2) water sources are located in each barangay in Cabatuan, Balangobong, San Vicente, Quibuar, Linmansangan, and Sabangan (1  well and 1 Spring). ACWD has Two (2) booster stations located in Brgy. Magsaysay and Pogo. There are also three (3) operational reservoirs, two (2) in Brgy. Bued and one (1) in Brgy. Pogo.

With the vision to be the premier water utility in Pangasinan, the ACWD management, with full support of the Board of Directors, commits to provide better water supply services to its concessionaires, to ensure the health and safety of its personnel and to conserve the environment.  

Alaminos City Water District Brief History

Year Established In 1938, the Water System of then Municipality of Alaminos was conceived through the initiative of then Municipal Mayor Agapito Braganza and the Sanguniang Bayan. The operation was under the management of the Local Government of Alaminos. For the purpose of consolidating and centralizing all waterworks, sewerage and drainage systems in the Philippines under one control, direction and general supervision, the Philippine Government created a public corporation named as the National Water Works and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) also known as the Republic Act (RA) 1383 and took over the management of all water systems in the country including the Alaminos Water System on June 18, 1955.

Laws Creating Alaminos Water Utilities On March 25, 1976, the Alaminos Water District (AWAD) was formed by virtue of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 198, as amended by PD 768 through a Resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Alaminos Resolution dated September, 1976 under the initiative and leadership of then Municipal Mayor Leon M. Rivera, Jr. In response to the call for improvement of local water utilities necessary to optimize public service, the AWAD was declared as the 34th Water District Registered in the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) in the Philippines.

Office

Location Exercising its autonomy from the Local Government after it was formed on March 1976, the Management of the newly formed Alaminos Water District (AWAD) held its office at the second floor of Alaminos Rural Bank Building beside the Municipal Hall along Quezon Ave., Barangay Poblacion then transferred at Plaridel Street, Barangay Poblacion, south of the Bayanihan Hall, in the basement of the famous concrete water tank tower.

Building Descriptions Due to limited funds, AWAD rented/shared a space at the Alaminos Rural Bank Building. The building was then made of wood and plywood with a small area just enough to accommodate concessionaires and to conduct day-to-day transactions. Due to increasing number of transactions of the District, the AWAD BOD found the need to request from the Alaminos Local Government through BOD Resolution No. 77-9 a piece of land located in front and back of the water tank. For the time being, the AWAD Personnel transferred in the basement of the concrete water tank tower along Plaridel Street (now Braganza Street). The nine-meter in diameter tower was refurbished and partitioned for the General Manager′s Office, the other personnel′s working area and the teller′s area.

Incorporators By virtue vested to the Municipal Mayor as the Appointing Authority pursuant to PD 198, the first appointed set of Board of Directors (BOD) was composed of Col. Pedro R. Montemayor (Chairman), Atty. Leonardo P. Tamayo (Secretary), Mrs. Celestina J. Montemayor (Treasurer), Gerardo G. Cruz (Member), and Erasto M. Jimenez (Member). As pioneer BOD members, they faced and accepted the challenges of a relatively new water district: from deficiency of operational fund, creation of policies to improve the services of the District, and operational lapses from the previous management and services of NAWASA.

Management On the first Board Meeting of the appointed Board of Directors on April 13, 1976, Engr. Gerardo G. Ruiz was appointed as Acting General Manager of the District. However, on October 1976, he resigned from the post and Engr. Rafael R. Riño was appointed as the first General Manager and headed the first eight (8) personnel until 1987. The first AWAD team was composed of the General Manager, Bookkeeper, Bill Collector/Meter Reader, Cashier, Plumber, and three operators who served the 400 concessionaires of the District. Manpower was maximized in a multi-task nature of the Office. This was done due to limited financial resources. Pipe System − Coverage Inheriting the facilities and pipe system established by the LGU Water System and NAWASA, AWAD started its operations serving seventeen (17) barangays of Alaminos namely: Poblacion, Pogo, San Vicente, San Roque, San Antonio, Inerangan, Magsaysay, Lucap, Cayucay, Baleyadaan, Bued, Tanaytay, Pocal-pocal, Palamis, Amandiego, Bolaney and Amangbangan. Water is distributed to these areas by water pumps passing through the reservoir in Poblacion going to the end-users.

Production Plant In its first year of operations, AWAD generated an average of 13,514,880 liters per day from its three (3) production plants: a) Sabangan Pump Station is a deep well sourced plant with a total capacity discharge capacity of 9,590,400 liters per day from its two (2) pumps; b) Quibuar Pump Station are generated from spring and deep well with a total discharge capacity of 3,924,000 liters per day; and c) Amangbangan Magsaysay Well with an estimated capacity of 480 liters per day. Reservoir

Reservoir provides storage for volume of water to complement the pressure in the pipeline, a chamber for water treatment, and during emergencies such as fire, the water in the reservoir will be used by the Bureau of Fire Protection. The first Reservoir maintained by the District was the concrete water tank tower in Poblacion with a capacity of 250 cubic meters. To address the low pressure complaints of customers, two more water reservoirs were constructed in Barangay Tagudin in Mabini and Barangay Bued, Alaminos in 1980 and 2008 respectively.

Operating Capital To start its operations in 1976, the Local Government of Alaminos granted subsidies to the AWAD but there is no available data as to the amount. However, the fund was not sufficient to sustain a smooth transition. It became a more serious concern when delinquency on bills payment became a problem among the few existing customers. With this, AWAD resorted to secure loans from LWUA to add in the depleting operating capital of the District. Donations were also solicited from civic organizations such as Lion′s Club of Alaminos and JAYCEES, to name a few.

Initial Number Of Households AWAD inherited about 400 households served by NAWASA which became the first concessionaires of the District. These connections were distributed in the seventeen Barangays covered by the three production plants.

Laws Creating ACWD By virtue of Republic Act 9025, the Municipality of Alaminos was converted into Alaminos City and by the power of the people′s “Yes” vote through a plebiscite on March 28, 2001, it made Alaminos the fourth city in the Province of Pangasinan. With this development, the Alaminos Water District adopted its new name, the Alaminos City Water District (ACWD) in October 2002.

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