History

In early 1982, the Municipality of Infanta and General Nakar through their respective resolution formed a water district in compliance with the provision of PD 198 and on November 24, 1982, a Conditional Certificate of Compliance 229 was issued to Infanta-Gen. Nakar Water District. Since then, Infanta Gen. Nakar Water District was a recipient of financial assistance from the Local Water Utilities Administration in the form of loans.

In 2002 the Municipality of Gen. Nakar, requested for de-annexation and the district was renamed Infanta (Quezon) Water District (IQWD).  During that time IQWD was maintaining four (4) water sources with 2,401 service connections.

On November 29, 2004, Typhoon Winnie devastated Infanta and other neighboring towns.  The whole water system was 80% destroyed and the operation was financially affected causing the district to be in arrears in its loan repayments.  Other obligations to BIR, premium payment to GSIS, Pag-IBIG and virtually all obligations including payables to suppliers were also discontinued.  Thru sheer determination, the management and employees, hardly work together even without enough salaries to rehabilitate the district.

The district survived on meager donations from different organizations. IQWD rehabilitated Pumping Station III, the biggest source of IQWD water supply through financial assistance from a supplier who understood IQWD’s plight which was believed to be the surest and fastest way towards recovery. After less than a year in September 2005, IQWD’s operation was back to normal except for its financial capabilities.

On March 21, 2012, IQWD was re-categorized by LWUA as CLASS “C” Water District and is now in the process of adapting the Revised LWD Manual on Categorization, Re-Categorization and Other Related Matters under the Department of Budget and Management.  The Water District opted to have its position below the General Manager as two (2) Divisions – Admin., Finance & Commercial Division and Operations & Technical Division.

Two additional Pumping Stations, Ground Water Reservoir and a 15km Pipe System through the Water Supply Improvement Project for IQWD was implemented in 2015 with a Total Project Budget of PhP 44,942,000. The project was funded mainly through the loan proceeds from KfW Entwicklungsbank, 15% of the total project cost was from LWUA counterpart and 10% of the total project cost was from IQWD equity. IQWD saved around P1.3M from the project implementation and used the saving for an additional pipe network in Brgy. Gumian.

In 2018, IQWD constructed a warehouse cum office located at Brgy. Comon, Infanta, Quezon.

At present, IQWD is serving potable water to 35 out of 36 barangays in the whole municipality of Infanta, with 10,217 active service connections as of December 31, 2020. It has three (3) operational pumping stations with combined production of 101.50 lps.  These Pumping Stations are located in Brgy. Ilog and Brgy. Banugao. An additional Pumping Station in Brgy. Ilog is being constructed to address the growing water demand.

News and Events

IQWD – Touching Lives During ECQ 2

Working during the pandemic is quite a bit arduous. First, IQWD needed to think of ways on how to implement social distancing amongst clientele and employees, which is very new and unfamiliar. IQWD had been commended in social media for practicing social distancing as...

IQWD – Touching Lives During ECQ

Working during the pandemic is quite a bit arduous. First, IQWD needed to think of ways on how to implement social distancing amongst clientele and employees, which is very new and unfamiliar. IQWD had been commended in social media for practicing social distancing as...

IQWD – Touching Lives During ECQ

Working during the pandemic is quite a bit arduous. First, IQWD needed to think of ways on how to implement social distancing amongst clientele and employees, which is very new and unfamiliar. IQWD had been commended in social media for practicing social distancing as...