From its inception on April 29, 1978, the Mabalacat Water District (MWD) has developed into a service-oriented entity for a rapidly increasing center.
Mabalacat, a hub of commercial activity in Pampanga, hopes to provide potable water to a growing population through the water district that has evolved into a viable government-owned and controlled corporation.
The history of MWD dates back to 1963 when it was constructed by then Bureau of Public Works. Its operation and management have been transferred from one government agency to another; until in 1972 when the defunct NAWASA turned over the system to the municipal government of Mabalacat.
On April 29, 1978, the Sanguniang BAyan of Mabalacat through the resolution no 78-17 created the MWD that also gave way for the expansion of its coverage area that included the whole town of Mabalacat, Until 1973, only barangays San Francisco, Sta. Ines, Poblacion, Mamatitang and SanJoaquin were being served by the water distribution firm.
In accordance with Presidential Decree No 198, other wise know as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973, management and ownership of the Mabalacat water system was turned over to the MWD.
Following a resolution filed with the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) on June 2, 1978, a Conditional Certificate of Conformance (CCC No 061) was subsequently issued on August 10 of the same year that also finalized the complete takeover by the MWD.
Much of the credit on the MWD’s growth goes to its former General Manager Jose C. Domingo, Jr. who, for 16 years transformed the water agency into a worthy partner in the economic progress of Mabalacat.
As mandated by law, the MWD has been operating on a self-supporting basis while increasing its revenue generating capabilities to meet the growing need for capital requirement to improve its facilities.