San Quintin Water District was established January 15, 1996 by virtue of S.B. Resolution No. 97-03 approved and adopted by the Local Legislative Body. It affirmed among others the organization and formation of the San Quintin Water District, creation of 5-member Board of Directors, appointment and initial terms of office of the Board of Directors, Title pursuant to Section 3, Title 1 of P.D. 198 as amended. Its establishment was duly recognized and confirmed by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) with Certificate No. 553, Conditional Certificate of Conformance issued and signed by LWUA Administrator and the Board of Trustees on April 22, 1996.
San Quintin Water District is a government-owned and controlled corporation as resolved by the Supreme Court November 12, 1992. It is an autonomous agency, free from political influence and independent of any local government; it takes charge and operates the local water utility on a self-supporting and business like manner.