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April 5, 2020
BATO WATER DISTRICT BACKGROUND
Bato Water District (BWD), formerly known as Bato Rural Waterworks Association (BRUWASA) was created by virtue of Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 898-105 dated December 15, 1989. On April 30, 1990, the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) issued the water district Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC) No. 437 which qualified it to avail of financial assistance for its developmental plans and targets.

The locality has an existing water supply system which was originally constructed by the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Department of Public works & Highways (DPWH) in 1985 and was turned over to Bato Water District in March, 1990. The Water system is composed of a deep well as source, an elevated steel tank, and pipelines with sizes ranging from 75 to 200 mm. With the continuous request from the most residents of Barangay San Vicente and San Miguel to extend water service to their area, BWD requested LWUA to prepare an Engineering Study (ES). The amount of P3.96 M was allocated for this ES. The components included source development, pumping facilities, pipelines and service connections. Just like any water district and in consonance with the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 198, theBato Water District has the following purposes:
  • Acquiring, installing, improving, maintaining and operating water supply and distribution systems for domestic, industrial municipal and agricultural uses for residents and lands within the boundaries of the water district;

  • Providing, maintaining an operating wastewater collections, treatment and disposal facilities, and;

  • Conducting such other functions and operations incidental to water resource development, utilization and disposal within such districts as are necessary or incidental to said purpose.
It is categorized as a CATEGORY D water district, with 1,975 are metered, active and billed as of December 31, 2014 . It has eleven personnel under the stewardship of Engr. Paul Raymond L. Bonnevie as the General Manager D.
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