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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 09:18
worgeordie

Unreliable Utilities

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We still get regular power cuts here in Pattaya/Jomtien area.

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The rainy season is just starting,yesterday we had a little wind and rain
and off goes the Electricity,as it does,then late last night the water goes
off, this morning its trickling out the tap,i can piss harder,we live a few Kilometers
from the city centre so it's not like its the back of beyond.
 
Why the Government spends Billions and Billions on Weapons of War, Subs,
Tanks,Planes,Helicopters and other useless crap that will be broken down
in a few years,spending on this stuff does not help the population,only ones
that gain from it are the Generals, 
 
They need to spend some money on having a reliable Electricity supply for
everyone in Thailand,as this has been an ongoing problem for years,get the
simple things right...........I know,I know, not much commission from repairing
the electrical system,so don't expect things to improve anytime soon.
 
Anyone else having problems with electricity ,water supplies ?
regards Worgeordie


Yes, I’ve had it going off a fair bit lately, it’s pathetic in this day and age.

To be fair though it’s not normally off for too long.


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3 hours ago, worgeordie said:

They need to spend some money on having a reliable Electricity supply for

everyone in Thailand,as this has been an ongoing problem for years

Well they are improving it in and around us, improving infrastructure takes a long time.

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3 hours ago, madmen said:

What village are you in? No probs here in bangkok

 

We are not that far outside BKK (inside the outer ring road) but still everytime there is flash-and-bang in the area the power goes off.

 

We have an auto-start genset and UPS's on the essential kit (PCs, routers, Madam's TV) so we barely notice anything apart from the aircon beeping when the genset comes on line.

 

Intermittent and variable (180V) power is just a fact of life. Mitigate it as best you can, nothing is going to change any time soon 😞

 

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Yep. one drop of rain or a gentle breeze and the power goes off.

We have had no water for days up here in Khon Kaen.

This is what happens with monopolies.

 

On the water bill it says "Customers happy with our product and service"

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29 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

Anything here takes a long time.

Yeah I wouldn't wanna do it.

 

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I log all the power outages we have, I started doing it as we seemed to have so many.

 

Living in Udon, just outside the ring road, in the past five-and-a-half years we've had 69 power outages, ranging from 5 minutes to 10 hours 45 minutes.

 

I think the water supply has gone off once, maybe twice, for a day or so. The neighbours told us.

We don't really notice as we have two 800 litre tanks that fill from the mains water supply. It would be days before realised the water was off.

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Same here in North Chon Buri, electrical storm, power goes. But, we have a 3 phase supply from PEA for wife's chicken farm. We got the local PEA guys to install the tranformer, wire, posts, shed and generator hook-up and in return they upgraded 7km of 3-phase supply around the area. PEA runs a group on the Line app. Whenever the power goes, day or night, we call and a PEA team goes out to fix it. Gotta say the service is great. Usually only off for an hour or two and we have a 60kVA genny.

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