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Save Water! Water flow from Phuket’s Bang Wad reservoir already cut by 25%, to be halved from New Year

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Save Water! Water flow from Phuket’s Bang Wad reservoir already cut by 25%, to be halved from New Year 

By The Phuket News

 

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A PWA officer shuts down a water-release valve at Bang Wad reservoir earlier this week. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: Water supply from Bang Wad reservoir, the island’s main water source, was reduced by 25% last Friday (Nov 1), and will be reduced to half its regular flow from Jan 1, the busiest week for tourism on the island for the whole year.

 

The move comes as water officials take drastic measures in the hope of making water reserves last until the annual monsoon rains return in earnest next May – and leaving the island dependent on supply from private water sources until then.

 

“The water we have at the three main reservoirs now is not enough to last through the whole dry season next year (2020),” the chief of the Phuket office of the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA), Graisorn Mahamad, admitted this week.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/save-water-water-flow-from-phuket-bang-wad-reservoir-already-cut-by-25-to-be-halved-from-new-year-73560.php#zRiS4CESbZC6Vp5f.97

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-11-09

 

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So, they are an island, surrounded by ocean water, and no one has thought of building a desalination plant?  lol

 

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42 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

So, they are an island, surrounded by ocean water, and no one has thought of building a desalination plant?  lol

 

 

They have one plant already. But expensive to operate with a limited volume production.

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1 hour ago, Just1Voice said:

So, they are an island, surrounded by ocean water, and no one has thought of building a desalination plant?  lol

 

Need to elect a committee first to decide on where to have one built. 

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2 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

Any plans to reduce or cancel Songkran in the pipeline....LOL

There’s nothing in the pipeline- that’s the problem! 

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I live next to the dam, contrary to former years in wet season, it never has filled up much as in those former years, although there was enough rain. There must be an explanation.

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15 hours ago, rozand said:

I live next to the dam, contrary to former years in wet season, it never has filled up much as in those former years, although there was enough rain. There must be an explanation.

Someone forgot to put the plug in. Again?

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Songkran - simple answer - hold it on the beach .... no shortage then.

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Well, I'm certainly ready to do my part and shower with a  friend.  But I'm older now, only one at a time.  ☺️

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