DCWD donates vehicles to other water districts

Davao City Water District officially donated 13 vehicles to other water districts in Mindanao and Visayas last October 21 at the DCWD Bajada office.

The water districts of Banga, Balingasag, Polanco, Nabunturan, Don Carlos, IGACOS, Mambajao and San Isidro each received second hand Mitsubishi L300 vans, while Pigcawayan, Maasim and Hinatuan water districts received Suzuki Bayan cabs. Motorcycles were given to Tulunan and Norala water districts.

The ceremonial signing and turnover of second hand service vehicles was attended by the general managers and directors of the recipient water utilities and chairperson of the DCWD Board Property Committee director Serafin C. Ledesma Jr., general manager Edwin V. Regalado, OIC assistant general manager for operations Exequiel B. Homez and chairperson of the disposal committee Bernadette A. Dacanay.

On behalf of all recipient water districts, Hinatuan Water District general manager Jose Hilario V. Pandili Jr. expressed utmost gratitude for the generosity of DCWD. He said that ever since he can remember, DCWD has always been very generous to other water districts in sharing its knowledge and support, acting like a godfather to smaller water districts. He added that DCWD sympathises with smaller water utilities because it used to be a small and simple water district before it expanded to become the largest water utility in the country in terms of service connections.

Ledesma explained that as DCWD grows in terms of system expansion and acquisition of equipment and facilities needed, it has to dispose of some properties which no longer fit its operation. However, these equipment and facilities may still be of great service to other water districts that operate on a smaller scale. “DCWD is expanding some more and undertaking bigger projects. In the process, we would need additional equipment and would be dispensing of some,” Ledesma said. He also added that DCWD used to be a beneficiary of various donations, thus the water utility is just returning the favor.
For many years now, DCWD has been accommodating requests for technical assistance from water districts not just in Mindanao but as well as in the Visayas region. (Jovana T. Duhaylungsod)

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