Brief History

The Butuan City Water District (BCWD) was created on April 1, 1974 by the Municipal Board of Butuan City under the leadership of then Mayor Figurado O. Plaza. Its birth was covered by Resolution No. 256 and in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 198, as amended, otherwise known as the "Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973."

Officially appointed to constitute the first set of policy makers representing five sectors of the community were: Dr. Arturo Ramirez (Professional Sector), Miguel Agot (Business Sector), Engr. Federico Lamigo (Socio-Civic Sector), Rev. Cesario Alegado (Education Sector), and Aida Ochoa-Veloso (Women's Sector).

At the start, BCWD had only 700 service connections and some outdated facilities handed down by the city government-owned waterworks that assumed the water system from the defunct NAWASA, a national government operated water system.

Today, it prides itself with 50,331 active service connections generated as of June 2019 from the total 59 barangays that make up the existing network. Distribution lines covering more barangays are scheduled for activation anytime after the planned expansion projects shall be completed.


The BCWD Logo

The theme and design of the BCWD logo signifies 42 years of existence of a reliable water system in Butuan City. The red, white and blue colors used in the logo signify the manifestation of BCWD to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to it for public interest without reservation.


The BCWD Theme

"Replicating Natures Way" simply means that BCWD strives to imitate nature in its cooperation. It best portrays the thrust of BCWD in providing the best service without destroying the environment and at the same time taking an active role in the protection and conservation of the environment.


A leader in the water and sanitation industry advancing integrated water resource management.



Butuan City Water District, a service-oriented entity, endeavors to preserve the environment, deliver quality service and satisfy its customers.


Core Values

  • -   Commitment
  • L  -   Leadership
  • I   -   Integrity
  • -   Excellence
  • -   Novelty (Innovation)
  • -   Teamwork
  • -   Safety