S Y M B O L I S M
A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

Email: davaowater@davao-water.gov.ph
Website: www.davao-water.gov.ph


Davao City Water District Offices

Bajada

07:30 AM - 05:00 PM, Mon - Fri
Km. 5, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No: +63 82 221-9400, connecting to all departments
Fax No: +63 82 226-4885
Victoria Plaza Mall

10:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Daily
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No.: +63 82 225-1235
Matina

07:30 AM - 05:00 PM, Mon - Fri
McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No: +63 82 297-4238
Toril

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM, Mon - Fri
Agton St., Toril, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No.: +63 82 291-4347
Talomo Sump Office

McArthur Highway, Bangkal, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No.: +63 82 296-1569

Collection Centers

Talomo Barangay Hall

08:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Once a month by schedule
Talomo, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No: +63 82 298-5191
Mintal Barangay Hall

8:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Twice a month by schedule
Mintal, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No.: +63 82 293-1173
Calinan Barangay Hall

08:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Twice a month by schedule
Calinan, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Telephone No: +63 82 295-0191

Davao’s first water supply system was established in 1921 which was then known as the Sales Waterworks System. The said communal system tapped Malagos Creek and laid 28 kilometers of pipelines to serve some 10,000 users at the Davao poblacion area.


After the Second World War, Davao City’s water demand increased proportionately to the growing population such that Ma-a spring was developed to increase volume and meet the demand. By 1955, a law enacted by Congress placed all municipal waterworks under the jurisdiction of the National Waterworks and Sewerage Administration (NAWASA). During this period better water facilities were constructed.


In the 1960s, the local governments gained control over the waterworks. Davao City paid Php300,000 to the three Davao provinces to gain absolute ownership of the water system, which became known as the Davao Metropolitan Waterworks.


In 1973, Davao City Water District (DCWD) was created and began serving Davao City making it one of the first water districts to operate in the country by virtue of Presidential Decree 198 or the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973. Operating as a quasi-public corporation or a semi-government status, DCWD implemented its projects by stages.


From 1975 to 1979, the Phase I Project was undertaken. Several facilities were constructed including production wells, sump and reservoir, which form part of DCWD’s biggest water supply system today – Dumoy. Sometime in 1986 and 1988, the Phase II Project (Stages I and II) was carried out. After the completion of said stages, more production wells, booster pumps, and transmission and distribution lines were in place, including one additional sump and the Ma-a tunnel.


In 1992, the Supreme Court declared with finality that all water districts in the country are government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). Despite this ruling, DCWD forged ahead with its plans to further improve the city’s water system. Thus, production wells, reservoirs, and transmission and distribution lines, altogether forming a water supply system, multiplied and provided water service to over 100,000 service connections. This earned DCWD the coveted “Most Outstanding Water District” award for the Very Large Category for two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996. The same feat was repeated in 2001 and 2002 after the partial completion of the Phase III Project, which was started in 2000.


Today, DCWD continuously upgrades and finds resources, whether underground or surface water, to ensure that abundant and only quality water supply will flow out of the taps of Davao City for many more years ahead.


Mandate [ Download ] (271.3 KB)


Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 198 (Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973), the Davao City Water District was formed for the purpose of the following:
  • 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 such districts;
  • Providing, maintaining and operating wastewater collection, 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.
  • (Presidential Decree No. 198, Chapter II, Sec. 5)

Vision


Best water and wastewater service provider with utmost care for the people and the environment.



Mission


We commit to supply potable and affordable water 24 hours a day, provide wastewater treatment services, operate efficiently, take a proactive role in environmental concerns and keep a competent workforce.



Goals

  • Achieve an improved quality of water in Cabantian and Panacan service areas in accordance with Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW);
  • Attain a 98% Employee Satisfaction Rating;
  • Exceed by 50% the projected water demand covered by our available resources;
  • Increase availability of water to all customers from 90% to 100%; and
  • Fully implement Phase 1 of the Septage Management Program.

Core Strategy


Efficient and effective management of all resources for water security in Davao City



Corporate Philosophy


Service with Dignity and Honor.

Core values are considered as the ties that bind the utility together. These values are an important source of stability and continuity to the organization, providing a sense of identity and security to the employees. They also serve as the backbone for building loyalty in both customers and employees. At the same time, knowledge of organizational values helps newly hired employees interpret what goes on inside the organization.


If values are to work, they must be ingrained in the utility’s culture. Considering the mounting demand for bureaucratic transparency and integrity from the public, the utility’s vision, mission and goals must be supported by sound corporate values. As DCWD carries out its mandate, it shall be guided by a set of core values that serve as inspiration to stimulate its creativity, reputation and vitality, viz:


1) Teamwork – trusting and cooperating with colleagues in pursuit of a common goal;


2) Integrity – cultivating among the people the highest ethical standards by practicing accountability, honesty, loyalty, credibility, responsibility and transparency in the utility’s daily operations;


3) Excellence – exhibiting high level of competence, professionalism, dedication, commitment in all facets of the organization with passion for innovation; and


4) Stewardship – building a sense of ownership over corporate assets and resources.


DCWD 2013 Seminar Programs
Seminar Program Date Target Participants Download
Competency Based HR April 11-12 HR Practitioner and General Managers  
Water Safety Plan 2 May 21-23 General Managers and Water Safety Plan Officers
GAD Planning & Budgeting June 19-20 Budget Officers, GAD Focal Persons, HR Managers and Top Management  
Water Meter Management July 18-19 Meter Readers, Disconnection Crew and Other Technical Staff
Advanced Policy Making August 13-14 Board of Directors and General Managers
Note: Click the seminar title to view its details.

Competency-Based HR
April 11-12

Overview: Competency-based human resource (CBHR) management has become a buzz-word among HR practitioners all over the world, both in the private and government sectors. But what is really CBHR and how does it differ to traditional HR management? What can it offer to lead water districts to a successful and exemplary performance. This two-day program includes overview on the foundations of CBHR like identification, modelling and assessment of competencies.

Target Participants: HR Practitioners, Administrative Officers, General Managers

Water Safety Plan 2
May 21-23

Overview: Anchored on the World Health Organization (WHO) Water Safety Plan (WSP) Manual, this course is designed for those who have attended the Water Safety Plan 1 to complete the remaining Modules 4 to 11. This aims to help water districts craft their own WSPs, which according to WHO are the most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of drinking water supply.

Target Participants: General Managers, Water Safety Plan Officers

GAD Planning and Budgeting
June 19-20

Overview: Planning and budgeting are powerful mechanisms in forming policies. As organizations mandated to promote gender equality, planning and budgeting can help water districts build policies that are responsive to gender needs. This course provides tools and learning exercises on how to make plans and budget work towards to a more gender-responsive organization.

Target Participants: Budget Officers, GAD Focal Persons, HR Managers, Top Management

Water Meter Management
July 18-19

Overview: Recognizing metering of water usage as a vital operation in every water utility, this training will equip participants with knowledge and techniques on meter selection, installation, testing, maintenance and calibration. They will also be educated on the importance and how-to’s of integrating all these activities for efficient meter management.

Target Participants: Meter Readers, Disconnection Crew

Advanced Policy Making
August 13-14

Overview: Policymakers play a crucial role in setting the direction and bringing progress to the organization. To complement their learnings from the Basic Policymakers Seminar and to enhance their policymaking capacities, this program will focus on system growth, marketing strategies, short and long range planning, investment analysis and project financing of the water districts.

Target Participants: Board of Directors, General Managers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EDUARDO A. BANGAYAN
Chairperson representing the Business Sector
297-4238 loc. 403
eabangayan@davao-water.gov.ph
MARIA LUISA L. JACINTO
Secretary representing the Women Sector
297-4238 loc. 403
mljacinto@davao-water.gov.ph
ATTY. ELISEO R. BRAGANZA JR.
Vice Chairperson representing the Civic Sector
297-4238 loc. 403
erbraganza@davao-water.gov.ph
ATTY. ABDUL M. DATAYA
Member representing the Professional Sector
297-4238 loc. 403
amdataya@davao-water.gov.ph
SERAFIN C. LEDESMA JR.
Member representing the Education Sector
297-4238 loc. 403
scledesma@davao-water.gov.ph
MANAGEMENT
ENGR. EDWIN V. REGALADO, MPA
Acting General Manager
0925-350-2558; 297-4238 loc. 418
evregalado@davao-water.gov.ph
ENGR. EXEQUIEL B. HOMEZ
Officer-in-charge,
Assistant General Manager - Operation
0943-706-7701; 221-9400 loc. 204
ebhomez@davao-water.gov.ph
MILDRED G. AVILES, CPA, MM
Officer-in-charge,
Assistant General Manager - Administration
0925-722-0618; 221-9400 loc. 234
mgaviles@davao-water.gov.ph
IMELDA T. MAGSUCI, MPA
Manager, Community Relation and
External Affairs Department / Spokesperson
0943-706-7706; 297-4238 loc. 404
itmagsuci@davao-water.gov.ph
PAQUITO C. EBERO
Manager,
Commercial Services Department
0943-706-8561; 221-9400 loc. 244
pcebero@davao-water.gov.ph
HILTON P. HUSAIN, CPA, MBA
Officer-in-Charge,
Accounting and Budget Department
0943-706-0427; 221-9400 loc. 226
hphusain@davao-water.gov.ph
ENGR. OSCAR D. DELA CRUZ, MSERM
Officer-in-charge,
Engineering and Construction Department
0943-706-7695; 221-9400 loc. 230
ocdelacruz@davao-water.gov.ph
JEANNETTE CARLOTA M. DELINO, MM
Manager,
Information and Communications Technology Department
0925-310-4578; 221-9400 loc. 208
jmdelino@davao-water.gov.ph
ARIEL L. NOBLE, MBA
Manager,
Corporate Planning Department
0943-706-7715; 297-4238 loc. 419
alnoble@davao-water.gov.ph
RUTH G. JABINES, DM-HRM
Officer-in-Charge,
Human Resource Department
0943-706-7703; 221-9400 loc. 235
rgjabines@davao-water.gov.ph
ROBERTO S. DELOS REYES, LLB
Manager,
General Services Department
0943-706-8558; 221-9400 loc. 206
rsdelosreyes@davao-water.gov.ph
BERNADETTE A. DACANAY, MBA
Manager,
Finance and Property Department
0925-381-1223; 221-9400 loc. 279
badacanay@davao-water.gov.ph
ENGR. ROSANNA VICENTA T. CABANAG, MPA
Officer-in-charge, Pipelines and Appurtenances
Maintenance Department and Non-Revenue Water Reduction Office
0943-706-7743; 221-9400 loc. 316
rtcabanag@davao-water.gov.ph
ATTY. RICHARD D. TUMANDA
Manager,
Legal Department
0943-706-7726; 221-9400 loc. 233
rsdelosreyes@davao-water.gov.ph
ENGR. ARNOLD P. SARABIA, MPA
Officer-in-charge,
Internal Audit Department
0943-706-7723; 221-9400 loc. 207
apsarabia@davao-water.gov.ph
ENGR. NOEL C. MONTAŃA
Manager,
Production Department
0943-706-7713; 221-9400 loc. 542, 297-7542
ncmontana@davao-water.gov.ph