"Service Excellence at its Best by 2025"
- A corporate setting imbued with professionalism and pro-active outlook in life.
- Ensures that concessionaires are provided adequate supply of potable water.
- Provide quality service while maintaining self-sustainability and;
- Sustain efficient management of resources and effective forest preservation program.
Leyte Metropolitan Water District
Pursuant to the provisions of Presidential Decree (P.D.) 198 as amended declaring as a national policy favoring local operation and control of water systems; authorizing the formation of local water districts and providing for the government and administration of such districts; chartering a national administration to facilitate improvement of local water utilities; granting said administration such powers as are necessary to optimize public service from water utility operations, and for other purposes.
It further encouraged by general act, the transfer of existing water supply and wastewater disposal facilities to a local water district that will be formed by virtue of said decree. Thus, the Leyte Metropolitan Water Supply System (LMWSS) and the Tolosa Waterworks System (TWS) were dissolved and formed into a single operating water system through Provincial Board Resolution No. 52, series of 1975, adopted on February 19, 1975. On October 6, 1975 the dissolved water system became Leyte Metropolitan Water District, an autonomous and a quasi-public corporation governed by a five-member Board of Directors as policy makers and a General Manager, responsible in the entire operation of the district. However, on September 13, 1991, the Supreme Court ruled that water districts are Government Owned and Controlled Corporations, and should therefore be placed under the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Commission on Audit (COA).
LMWD initially served 3,365 water concessionaires covering the municipalities of Dagami, Tolosa, Tanauan, Palo, and the city of Tacloban. As of December 2016 the total active number of service connections of the District is pegged at 33,832 to include the municipalities of Tabon-Tabon, Sta. Fe and Pastrana.
Approximately 60,000 cubic meter of potable water is delivered to the LMWD service areas every day with the main bulk of supply coming from Plant 1 & Plant 2 located at Brgy. Hibunawon, Jaro, Leyte and Brgy. Tingib, Pastrana, Leyte, respectively. Plant 1 supplies the municipality of Pastrana, Sta. Fe, Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, and Tacloban City, while Plant 2 exclusively serves Tacloban City where more than 60% of LMWD's concessionaires are situated.