BRIEF HISTORY

The water system of Isabela City was originally established in 1948 through the initiatives of the City Government of Basilan. Its source facilities located in Barangay Menzi were initially developed to serve the Isabela Poblacion.

In 1965, the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) took over the management of the water system through the provincial government and implemented subsequent expansion and improvement programs. But upon the conversion of Basilan City into a province, the municipal government of Isabela took over the operation and maintenance of the water system in 1973 with the banner of Municipal Waterworks System.

With the need to establish a formal management system to operate the water service delivery, the Sangguniang Bayan of Isabela by virtue of Resolution No. 1109 organized the Isabela Water District (ISAWAD) on June 4, 1987. Upon the filing of the said resolution with the Secretary of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) pursuant to Section 7 of P.D. 198, ISAWAD was then deemed duly formed and existing on July 5, 1987. It was later issued its Conditional Certificate of Conformance No. 330 on February 10, 1988. Its name was later changed to Isabela City Water District per ISAWAD Board Resolution No. 9, Series of 2001 after a plebiscite in 2001 which converted the then Municipality of Isabela to the City of Isabela.

Upon its organization, ISAWAD availed of a PhP5.0M loan from LWUA in 1988 to finance the Interim Improvement Program (IIP) of the water system.  The IIP included metering of service connections, construction of spring boxes and mini-sedimentation basin, installation of pipeline crossing the Aguada Bridge and expansion of distribution pipelines in Barangays San Rafael and Aguada along Tupay Avenue. Subsequently, ISAWAD became a recipient of grants and financial assistance for continuous development, such as from the Basque Government of Spain and Catholic Relief Services through the initiative of Bishop Jose Maria Querexeta, the Countryside Development Fund of Congressman Candu Muarip and Presidential Fund of Former President Fidel Ramos.

Over the years, these positive developments in the water system were not supported with effective management of the organization and its resources such that the district experienced serious problems in its finances and, most significantly, in the delivery of its primary services.

In 2001, a new management took-over the operation of the water district which was already on the verge of bankruptcy and with outstanding debts to LWUA and other government as well as private entities. These realities were consequences of high accounts receivables from concessionaires, low collection efficiency, low water pressure, high non-revenue water, poor water services and dwindling employee morale.

The new management immediately carried on aligning the district back on its track. Enforcement of policies was made stringent. Disconnection of lines, apprehension of illegal connections, and collection of dues were executed rigorously. Even the employees worked overtime without pay in order to achieve the management target of correcting the operations system deficiencies then. This resulted in the total turnaround in the operation and management of the water district such that from its moribund state in the early 2000s, the ISAWAD is now recognized as among the well-performing water districts in the region, if not yet the entire country. The water district also received various financial and technical assistance from LWUA, Kredinstault fuer Wiederaufbau, Department of Health, National Anti-Poverty Commission, United States Agency for International Development through the Growth with Equtiy in Mindanao Program, Philippine Water Revolving Fund and Be Secure Project, as well as the support from the local government and community.

Consequently, in terms of operations, the ISAWAD already presently manages an average water production of 10,000 CMD and serving about 71% of the population in the entire city with 24/7 water supply while already 28 out of 37 mainland barangays already have access to the water district’s facilities.

Meanwhile, the district also invested in the utilization of its idle properties into income generating facilities now with two resort developments, two coconut and rubber plantations and two paper reproduction machines. The revenues from these facilities are used to augment the district’s finances and reinforce the district’s operations to minimize the future need to increase water tariffs.    

Effective March 2017, the water district already commenced the operation of its a septage treatment plant in accordance with the second mandate of water districts under P.D. 198. The water district’s septage treatment is the first water district-operated septage treatment facility in Mindanao.

I. Agency’s Mandates and Functions; Names of Officials with Positions and Designations and Contact Information

  1. About Us
  2. Vision and Mission
  3. Organizational Structure
  4. Directory of Officials

 

II. Annual Financial Report

a. Annual Audited Financial Statements
  1. Financial Statements Year Ending 2012
  2. Financial Statements Year Ending 2013
  3. Financial Statements Year Ending 2014
  4. Financial Statements Year Ending 2015
  5. Financial Statements Year Ending 2016
  6. Financial Statements Year Ending 2017-2018
b. Annual Data Sheet
  1. As of DECEMBER 2011
  2. As of DECEMBER 2012
  3. As of DECEMBER 2013
  4. As of DECEMBER 2014
  5. As of DECEMBER 2015
  6. As of DECEMBER 2016
  7. As of DECEMBER 2017
  8. As of DECEMBER 2018
  9. As of DECEMBER 2019

 

III. APPROVED BUDGET AND TARGETS

a. Budget
  1. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2012
  2. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2013
  3. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2014
  4. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2015
  5. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2016
  6. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2017
  7. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2018
  8. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET – 2019
b. Targets
  1. ISAWAD RESULTS MATRIX 2013-2016
  2. PBB Performance Targets 2014
  3. PBB Performance Targets 2015
  4. PBB Performance Targets 2016
  5. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS  2017 – 2021
  6. PBB Performance Targets 2017
  7. PBB Performance Targets 2018
  8. PBB Performance Targets 2019

 

IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries and Status of Implementation

a. Capital Investment Projects and Status of Implementation
  1. LIST OF PROJECTS 2011
  2. LIST OF PROJECTS 2012
  3. LIST OF PROJECTS 2013
  4. LIST OF PROJECTS 2014
  5. LIST OF PROJECTS 2015
  6. LIST OF PROJECTS 2016
  7. LIST OF PROJECTS 2017
  8. LIST OF PROJECTS 2018
  9. LIST OF PROJECTS 2019
b. Beneficiaries
  1. Number of Connections with Access to Water Facilities of ISAWAD by Barangay as of December 2017
  2. Number of Connections with Access to Water Facilities of ISAWAD by Barangay as of December 2018
  3. Number of Connections with Access to Water Facilities of ISAWAD by Barangay as of December 2019

 

V. Annual Procurement Plan

  1. APP2015
  2. APP2016 – CSE
  3. Consolidated APP – 2016
  4. APP2017 – CSE
  5. Consolidated APP – 2017
  6. APP2018 – CSE
  7. Consolidated APP – 2018
  8. Supplemental APP – 2018 (First Quarter – CY 2018)
  9. APP2019 – CSE
  10. Indicative FY 2019 APP – Non-CSE
  11. APP Non-CSE 2019
  12. APP2020 – CSE
  13. Consolidated APP 2020

 

VI. Quality Management System

  1. ISABELA CITY WATER DISTRICT OPERATIONS MANUAL

 

VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals

  1. Internal Guidelines On The Ranking Of Delivery Units And Employees 2015
  2. Internal Guidelines On The Ranking Of Delivery Units 2016
  3. Internal Guidelines On The Ranking Of Delivery Units 2017
    • Agency not entitled to PBB 2017
    • Agency not entitled to PBB 2018
  4. NONE
    • Agency did not submit for requirements for PBB 2019

VIII. Agency Review and Compliance Procedure of Statements and Financial Disclosures

  1. Guidelines In The Review And Compliance Procedure In The Filing And Submission Of Statements Of Assets, Liabilities And Net Worth And Disclosure Of Business Interests And Financial Connections
  2. SALN COMPLIANCE:
    • AGENCY REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE OF SALN
    • OFFICE MEMO FOR EMPLOYEES ON THE SUBMISSION OF SALN
    • OFFICE MEMO FOR THE AGENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

IX. Freedom of Information

  1. ISABELA CITY WATER DISTRICT FOI MANUAL 2016