HISTORY

In line with the core of the government’s program which envisions a socio-economic upliftment of the people of Bustos, the BUSTOS WATER DISTRICT (BWD) was entrusted with the operation and management of providing potable water in the entire municipality. BWD is under the stewardship of its Board of Directors (BOD) duly appointed by the Municipal Mayor and confirmed by LWUA, under the operation of the General Manager.

The Bustos Water District was established in November 29, 1988 under the Certificate of Conformance No. 369 issued by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). BWD was granted regular and soft loans by LWUA amounting to P22.719M which was used as its capital investment. After few years of its commercial operation in 1993, BWD was able to own a separate office building and a 400 cu.m. steel elevated tank, installed 26m. high on a 450 sq.m. lot donated by the municipal government and a pumping station powered by a 50 HP motor located on a 200 sq.m. lot donated by a concerned citizen in barangay San Pedro. Additional three pumping stations were put up, all powered with 50HP motors each, namely: Bonga Menor P.S., Bonga Mayor P.S. and Cambaog P.S.

It is worth noting that since its formation the BWD is a self-sustained agency receiving no subsidy or financial assistance from any other government unit.

For safety health measures of our consumers, micro-biological test of the water supplied are conducted regularly once a month and its physical-chemical analysis annually.

In year 2007, BWD received a Creditworthy Award from LWUA. And in its quest to manage funds the most efficient way, BWD started on making advance payments to LWUA in year 2004 and had fully paid its loan in January 2011. The P13.7M advance payment gave unprecedented savings in interest and time as the loan with original amortization of up to year 2021 was fully paid in January 2011.