The Lupon Water District (LWD) was formed pursuant to Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 158-88-A dated October 24, 1988. On January 31, 1990, Certificate of Conditional Conformance No. 428 was issued by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
The operation of the Water District is manned by seven (22) employees with seven(7) regular. With 2200 concessionaires, the District is under Category D pursuant to the Revised Local Water District Manual on Categorization.
The Lupon Water District (LWD) was created under PD 198, otherwise known as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973, as amended, which created the water districts nationwide. L and was formed in 1989 by a Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 88 s. 1988 dated 1988 during the leadership of the then Mayor Francisco M. dela Cruz. It was issued the Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC) No. 428 on January 31, 1990 by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
Despite the approval from LWUA, the Members of the Board of Directors and the General Manager failed to function because of some political predicaments and in 1993, after the expiration of four (4) Members of the Board and the last Member who ran for Mayor in May 11, 1992 Local Election. The incumbent Mayor decided to appoint the new composition of the Board of Directors from the list of nominees and the new Board, appointed the General Manager in the person of Ricardo C. Vicente in October 15, 1993.
The new General Manager accepted the challenge and started its job alone by way of conducting physical inventory of all the existing water facilities turned-over by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Municipality of Lupon to the Lupon Water District.
Results of the physical inventory asserted that all the above water systems needs improvements from Level II category (Communal faucets provided for 3 – 4 Households) to Level III Category (Individual service connections with proper metering).
The Management then hired the services of a Plumber with a compensation of Php 500.00 only per month to assist in the repair and maintenance of the system and subsequently decided to repair the existing reservoir and its appurtenances.
Pull-out the 75mm pipes installed at Del Pilar St. reduced to 40mm/ 32mm and 25mm solvent type pipes extended to Townsite area and transfer it to the strategic location at Purok Hayahay, Panuncialman St., Poblacion, Lupon, Davao Oriental.
In April of 1994, after 6 months of preparation, LWD immediately started the distribution of water services to only 2 consumers who first applied for connection after the above activities using the National Highway JICA funded water system by paying the power bills.
with only 2 service connections when it took over the management of the defunct NAWASA or the Municipal Waterworks System in 1993. The expected average water production was only 155 cubic meters per day distributed to consumers through distribution lines ranging from 25mm – 75mm, total length of 470 meters only.
In short, in 20 years LWD has grown around 24 times more in service connections, 10 times more in water production and as much as 12 times more in pipeline length. The safe potable water LWD serves to the public comes from the 3 wells distributed in Poblacion. Production major facilities include three (3) major Pumping Stations and eight (2) reservoirs.
As of December 2014, LWD already has over 1,524 service connections. Its service area is spread over the Poblacion alone.
LWD, which became a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) in March 1992.
despite its independence, was able to transform itself from near scratch to an organization clothed in efficiency, competence, credibility and success.
The LUPON WATER DISTRICT is committed to deliver potable and affordable water supply to the Lupon residents for 24/7 continuous service and participate in the preservation of watershed and other environmental programs of the government.
The LUPON WATER DISTRICT envision to be an effective partner of the Lupon community in sustaining life and development thru efficient supply of potable water with utmost concern in environmental protection.
VALUE STATEMENT - Lupon Water District respect the rights of concessionaires and determined to conduct District affair through open and transparent governance.
Performance PledgeWe the Officers and Employees of the LUPON WATER DISTRICT (LWD) pledge and commit to serve the public as promised in this CITIZEN’S CHARTER.
Strategic ObjectiveLWD will reliably deliver a high quality water supply and services to its concessionaires in a cost effective manner to meet their projected demand.Ensure Effective Utilization of Public Funds and commit to Quality Workforce.Manage collaboratively by working together to sustain loyal relationships with our workforce, customers and accredited Suppliers.