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Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (Tagalog: Pangasiwaan ng Tubig at Alkantarilya sa Kalakhang Maynila), formerly known as the National Waterworks and Sewerage System Authority (NAWASA) is the government agency that is in charge of water privatization in Metro Manila in the Philippines.[1] It split the water concession into an east and a west concession with Manila Water being award one contract and Maynilad Water Services being awarded the other.

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System
Pangasiwaan ng Tubig at Alkantarilya sa Kalakhang Maynila
MWSS
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MWSS compound (C.P. Garcia Ave., Quezon City)(2019-04-29).jpg
MWSS Headquarters
Agency overview
FormedJune 19, 1971; 48 years ago (1971-06-19)
HeadquartersKatipunan Avenue, Balara, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Agency executive
  • Franklin de Monteverde, Chairman
Parent departmentDepartment of Public Works and Highways
Websitemwss.gov.ph
Zones of Metro Manila allocated to Maynilad Water (red) and Manila Water (blue)
Facade

HistoryEdit

The first water system in the Philippines was initiated by the Spanish Philanthropist, Francisco Carriedo y Peredo (November 7, 1690 - September 1743). Carriedo donated funds to be used in Manila; however, it was never realized until a century later, when the Spanish Franciscan friar Felix Huerta, tracked down the funds donated by Carriedo, and instigated the development of the Carriedo Water System. The construction of the water system delivered 16 million liters of water per day to 300,000 people. By 1909, the capacity of the system was increased to 92 million liters per day by the addition of pumping facilities and the construction of Wawa Dam.

With its expansion of responsibilities, the institution changed its name several times from the Carriedo Water System, to the Manila Water Supply System in 1908, to the Metropolitan Water District in 1919, to the National Waterworks and Sewerage System Authority (Pangasiwaan ng Pambansang Tubig at Alkantarilya), and finally, to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in 1971.

Former DirectorsEdit

  • 1930-1934: Paul W. Mack
  • 1934-1938: Gregorio Anonas
  • 1938-1947: Ambrosio Magsaysay
  • 1947-1955: Manuel Mañosa
  • 1955-1963: Susano R. Nagado
  • 1963-1966: Jesus C. Perlas
  • 1966-1969: Antonio C. Menor
  • 1969-1976: Sergio M. Isada
  • 1976-1983: Oscar J. Ilustre
  • 1983-1986: Abor P. Canlas
  • 1986-1987: Jose Yap
  • 1987-1992: Luis V. Sison
  • 1992-1994: Teofilo J. Asuncion
  • 1994-1995 Ruben A. Hernandez
  • 1995-1997: Dr. Angel L. Lazaro III
  • 1997-2000: Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea
  • 2000-2001: Jose F. Mabanta
  • 2001-2006: Orlando C. Hondrade
  • 2007-2008: Lorenzo H. Jamora
  • 2008-2010: Diosdado Jose M. Allado

Private ConcessionairesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dumol, Mark (2000). The Manila Water Concession: A Key Government Official's Diary of the World's Largest Water Privatization. United States of America: The World Bank. ISBN 0-8213-4711-X.
  2. ^ a b Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System. "Our Concessionaires". Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System. Retrieved September 26, 2016.

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