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The Tabaco City Water District (TAWAD) was created by virtue of a Municipal Resolution No. 9-74 on January 21, 1974 and was formed on December 16, 1974. Its Conditional Certificate of Conformance CCC No. 13 was issued by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) on February 7, 1975 to qualify for financial and technical assistance along with developmental goals and expansion of water facilities. LWUA, a government corporation served as the regulatory body created primarily as a lending institution for the promotion, development and financing of all local water utilities.

TAWAD became a Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) pursuant to Supreme Court Decision en banc GR No. 952-37.38 on the case of Davao City Water District et al versus Civil Service Commission on September 21, 1991.

Department of Budget & Management (DBM) approved the reclassification of Tabaco City Water District from Medium to Big Water District on September 1, 2002. The TAWAD office consists of an administration building, a motorpool, annex warehouse and a water treatment plant. The Karangahan Well is located inside the administration compound. The administration building houses the Office of the General Manager and the Boardís room, the customer service area, the administrative, commercial and technical division. TAWAD operates with three (3) divisions, namely, the administrative, commercial and the technical divisions;

The Administrative Division with 16 staff, focuses on human resource management, property and supplies management, procurement and general services, collection, disbursement, accounting and budgeting. With 16 staff, the Commercial Division is responsible for customer accounts and customer service. The Technical Division handles the planning and design, production, construction and maintenance, is composed of 18 personnel. The Office of the General Manager with 2 staff is responsible for information dissemination of the water districtís operation and board of directors records/management. The total personnel complement is composed of 60 employees, including three (3) division managers and the general manager who has the general supervision and control of the water district. The policy making body of the water district is composed of five (5) members of the Board of Directors represented by the different sectors in the community, professional, civic, business, education and women sector.

TAWAD hired the services of a Legal Counsel on a retainer basis renewable annually to represent and defend the district of any and all suits brought by or against to it before the court or administrative tribunals.

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