As part of its continuous quest to provide
better service to its clientele and in order to improve its collection
efficiency, the Leyte Metropolitan Water District has launched and is
currently implementing the On-line Payment System.
This was revealed by LMWD General Manager Nestor Villasin who said that
the new system will initially apply to payments being made at the LMWD
Manager Villasin said that as recommended by the Commission on Audit
Information Technology Audit team, the On-line Payment System disallows
the management from manually intervening in the surcharge or penalty
This means that surcharges for payments made after due date shall
automatically be computed by the new system.
Ms. Maria Theresa D. Pascua of the LMWD Management added that since
there is that possibility that delays in reporting payments made at the
bank, some concessionaires’ account might be erroneously charged with
surcharges and penalties even if some are paid on time.
She advised the LMWD concessionaires who will be paying their water
bills two (2) days before the indicated due date, to instead transact
business at the LMWD main office along A. Mabini Street, Tacloban City.
She added that the LMWD Main Office is accepting payments of water bills
from 8:00 o’clock in the morning up to 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon
without noon break, from Monday to Friday.
The Leyte Metropolitan Water District is in charge of the operations
and management of the water district with major water source at the
Binahaan River, located at Brgy Tingib, Pastrana, Leyte, augmented by
the Hiabangan and Hitongnob Falls in Dagami, Leyte, ranging a 12-18
kilometer-distance from Binahaan river.
At present, an approximately 30,000 cubic meters of potable water is
delivered daily to the LMWD service area covering the municipalities of
Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, Dagami, Tabon-tabon, Sta. Fe, Pastrana, and the
city of Tacloban comprising a total of 25,708 water concessionaires in
the LMWD’s area of coverage.