The Dumaguete City Water District will celebrate its 34th year of continued service to the public on Aug. 16 by giving away P250 worth of water bill credits to 100 lucky clients who will be paying their bills on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
According to DCWD General Manager Esperato Dicen, the giving of water credits has been a yearly tradition of the District. “It’s our little way of showing appreciation to our concessionaires for their continued patronage. We are always mindful that the District owes its existence to the consuming public”, he said.
This year, DCWD is also working out to get an ISO 9001:2008 certification to further improve its management system and services.
“We understand that by complying with ISO standards, our clients will be best served. Internally, we will have better management control and system, improved communication and most importantly, reduced operational expenses,” Dicen explained.
Also in connection with this year’s anniversary celebration, DCWD sought the support of Valencia Mayor Enrique Gonzales for the coordinated tree-planting activity there.
Close to 600 volunteers planted more than 5,000 seedlings in barangays Sagbang, Apolong, and Lunga.
Among those who participated were the Bureau of Jail Management & Penology, Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, Rotary Club of Dumaguete, Valencia Civil Society Organization, Valencia Mountaineering Club, the different municipal offices and departments, and public high school students of Valencia.
DCWD has been conducting tree-planting activities specifically in barangay Lunga, which was first identified as a watershed in 1994.
DCWD, through Catalina Amasula, also gave a lecture on global warming to the Lunga barangay officials and residents. The speaker is the wife of Architect Carlos Amasula Jr., chair of the DCWD Board of Directors. (PR)