The Company Profile
The Norzagaray Water District (NorWD) was formally organized and formed on October 1, 1986 by virtue of the Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 86-10-48, through the initiative of then Mayor Jorge Esguerra and members of the town’s Sangguniang Bayan. Subsequently, the Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC) No. 261 was issued on October 24, 1986 by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA). The CCC is the accreditation of LWUA to a newly formed water district to operate under the standards specification. The district became operational in 1997.
On November 12, 2002, the LWUA Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 257 series of 2002 for the takeover of NorWD. In this regard, Mr. Ricardo B. Abaño was designated as the Interim General Manager of NorWD along with five (5) members of the Board of Directors. IGM Abaño reported for work on December 7, 2002.
IGM Abaño began his term with 1,500 concessionaires. During his term, NorWD has developed four (4) additional sources: three (3) in Poblacion-Matictic-Partida water system and one (1) in Bigte-Minuyan water system and four (4) additional pumping stations were transferred by the DPWH in 2005 in North Hills Village in Brgy. Bitungol and Brgy. Tigbe. The LWUA turned over the District to the local Board of Directors in January 4, 2008 with 6,818 service connections.
As of December 2018, the district has a total of 17,456 service connections, supplying water 24/7, with eight (8) operating pumping stations, one (1) mini filtration plant located at Bigte supplying treated water thru bulk water service agreement with Philhydro, Inc., a 150 cu.m. elevated steel reservoir at Matictic Pump Station, seven (7) 120 cu. m. elevated steel reservoir at various barangays in Tigbe, FVR and Minuyan, two (2) 1000 cu. m. Steel-bolted Tank in Norzagaray Heights and in Katuparan Village, and Eighty-five (85) kilometres of transmission distribution lines. The existing pipelines consisted 25 mm (1 in.) to 200 mm (8 in.) of assorted C.I.-G.I-uPVC-PE materials. The main system currently has about 17,298 active service connections, covering nine (9) out of thirteen (13) barangays and serving 62.95% based on the total population of Norzagaray as of year-end of 2018.
The district was able to withstand the hardships and challenges of times by effectively managing its resources and applying continuous improvements in system and processes. Last January 27, 2017, NorWD has passed ISO 9001:2015 after undergoing the audit certification process conducted by TUV Rheinland, Philippines. During the LWUA-WD Forum & Awards held last September 17, 2018, NorWD was recognized as the recipient of Big Brother Award and Outstanding Water District in Luzon under Category B awardee for the year 2017.
NorWD is composed of seventy (71) employees consisting of thirty-three (33) Regular and thirty-six (38) Job Order employees under the leadership of General Manager Engr. Aimer B. Cruz with the help of the Division Manager from Admin and Finance, Ms. Vilma Pagulayan, Division Manager of Commercial Department, Mr. Lazaro B. Pascual and Water Maintenance Head, Engr. Dominador Perez, Jr.
The Board of Directors is composed of five (5) local appointees representing business, professional, civic, education and women sector.