Do you have a new house, apartment or commercial building here in Cebu and wanted to install or apply a water service connection? Don't worry, I provide you here the steps you are going to do in order to apply for an installation of water supply system/connection of MCWD Cebu for your house or building.
Picture of MCWD Company Logo at the lef side. (Photo credit to www.mcwd.gov.ph)
MCWD or Metropolitan Cebu Water District Slogan - "water we share, life we care”
For those who are new to MCWD:
MCWD which stands for Metropolitan Cebu Water District, is founded in 1974 and is a major provider of safe potable water supply for the residents of the municipalities and cities of the Cebu province. MCWD main/head office is located in Lapu-lapu-Magallanes corner St., Cebu City, Philippines.
How to Apply for Water Service Connection in MCWD Cebu
- Ask for a Water Service Application Form from the Service Connection Installation Department located at the 4th Floor, MCWD main building, located at Lapulapu-Magallanes Streets, Cebu City.
- For water service applicants who are owners of the house and lot where the water service connection be installed, he/she is required to submit the following:
For applicants who are not the owners of the house/building and lot, and failed to secure the signatures of the house and lot owner, in the absence of these documents mentioned thereof, he/she shall:
- xerox copy of land title
- xerox copy of house tax declaration
The water service applicants are required to attend an orientation seminar prior to the processing of their water service applications. The orientation is scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday morning ( 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ). Registration 8:00 am. Applicants bring valid ID....After submission of the water service application, an inspection will be conducted as to where the location of the house of the applicant and as to where’s the nearest source or mainline or stubout the applicant’s service line will be tapped.Applicants are advised not to lay out their pipes unless and until given a go signal/approval by the area inspector.When approved, that’s the time the applicant will have to lay their pipes from their house up to the tapping point or water outlet/stubout.When pipes were already laid, the applicant will inform the SCID inspector that their water service connection is ready for tapping. A final inspection will be conducted as to correctness of the layout.Payment of the installation fees and other charges.Installation of the water meter. This will be done at least two (2) working days after payment of water service installation fees.
- Sign a "waiver” and have it duly notarized. The "waiver” will serve as a temporary replacement in lieu of the land title and house tax declaration. The water service connection of the applicant is somewhat on a conditional status Stated in the waiver is that in the event that the owner of the house and lot where the service connection is installed will complain to the water district and will request MCWD to have this particular concessionaire disconnected for the reason that he/she did not give consent, or it might be that the property owner will use his/her property anytime, the water district is given the authority to disconnect it without any legal action.
"As of December 2004, MCWD’s daily production stands at over 149,000 cu.m. from 102 water sources to nourish a growing 99,200 concessionaires. Its systems recovery rate now averages 68.32%, and continues to improve. It is the first utility firm in the country to control and monitor the operation of some of its well fields using a radio-based system called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). It is also the only one in the Visayas and Mindanao that has a multi-million state-of-the-art large meter test rig. "
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