Tanauan Water District (TWD) is the major organized water utility company in the city of Tanauan, Batangas.
TWD was formed thru Resolution No. 52, series of 1987, by the Sangguniang Bayan of Tanauan on September 2, 1987. The first Board of Directors were appointed by the then mayor Sotero M. Olfato to represent various sectors in the municipality of Tanauan, in accordance with the provisions of PD 198 or the “Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973” (as amended). Each member had 2, 4, and 6 year terms of office to establish continuity:
- Dr. Pedro Sancianco (Chairman)
- Engr. Nilo E. Ilao (Vice-Chairman)
- Dr. Daniel Mercado (Treasurer)
- Dr. Lourdes Opulencia (Secretary)
- Mr. Arthur Pantoja (Member)
Following these developments, TWD was issued the Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC # 333) by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) on March 8, 1988. Under the management of Engr. Maximo F. Platon, TWD became operational in May 1988 governed by or LWUA rules and regulations pursuant to PD 198. It started as a quasi-public, non-profit, non-stock corporation until September 13, 1991, when it became a government-owned and -controlled corporation (GOCC) by virtue Supreme Court Decision G.R. nos. 95237-38.
As soon as TWD commenced operations on May 1, 1988 with the turned-over facilities of the old Tanauan Water Works which included an estimated 10,000-meter pipelines and three (3) deep wells, it immediately started installing water meters in the Poblacion area. The initial 300 water meters were loaned from Lipa City Water District. In addition, the municipal government allocated Php24,000 for the first three (3) months of operation to cover the salaries of seven (7) employees and other expenses.
From its humble beginnings in 1988, TWD has grown to cover 42 out of the 48 barangays of the city of Tanauan, supplying potable water compliant with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) to its consumers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It continues its source augmentation, supply and distribution rehabilitation works to ensure effective and efficient service to its more than 16,000 consumers.