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I rarely go up to Mapachan ,but the wife does to run very often ,this morning she dragged me along to see the lake ,must admit they have done a great job up there with the running and walking paths ,but of heck the Lake i could not believe my eyes ,i have seen it low before ,but most of it was bone dry ,how the hell are we going to cope in the coming months ,only thing i can say is ,thank goodness we have an underground tank and pump system .

 

are you worried ,never seen it so bad ,ever .

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A desalination plant will be needed in the future, but don't hold your breath. 

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Maprachan is not the only water supply to Pattaya.

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1 hour ago, Don Mega said:

Maprachan is not the only water supply to Pattaya.

 ,but if thats how bad it is there ,how bad is where we get our other supply ,its not far away.

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8 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

 ,but if thats how bad it is there ,how bad is where we get our other supply ,its not far away.

I hear the same "ZOMG, we gunz run outta water"......... every year.

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14 hours ago, ivor bigun said:

are you worried ,never seen it so bad ,ever

Yes, I am. Not just the inconvenience of not having water, but the way I expect things to turn wrt corruption distributing whatever can be circulated. I don't see the Soapy MPs closing their doors, and how much do they wastefully consume? My Mrs is useless at conserving water, just doesn't enter into her mindset. And my bloody water tank popped it's bung the other day dumping 2500 litres all over the garden, so my skipping the odd flush was hopeless.

 

 

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Yes I am too, this year could well be different because the water levels in the reservoirs are well below the minimum curve line for the first time in many years, useable water in the country's largest reservoir (by a long way) is less than 13%, nationally the useable levels are under 29%. 

 

Here's the link to the stats., click on any reservoir name (in blue) and see the graphs).

 

http://www.thaiwater.net/DATA/REPORT/php/rid_dam_1.php?lang=en

 

We put our money where our mouth is last year and commissioned a new well for the garden, at 15 metres the previous well was struggling by May so now the new well goes to 50 metres, the problem is everyone is doing similar, in a couple of years people will be drilling to a hundred metres I guess.

 

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14 hours ago, Don Mega said:

I hear the same "ZOMG, we gunz run outta water"......... every year.

Me to ,but take a trip out to Mapachan ,you will not believe it ,ive never seen it dry before ,always had water in it .

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10 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

Me to ,but take a trip out to Mapachan ,you will not believe it ,ive never seen it dry before ,always had water in it .

Was out there this morning walking my dogs, ive seen the water level a lot lower.

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15 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

Me to ,but take a trip out to Mapachan ,you will not believe it ,ive never seen it dry before ,always had water in it .

Guess I'm getting old but remember well it being dry, seems only a few years ago but thinking about it probably 12 years ago, believed after that they can fill from "Bangkok" as they put in a pipeline.

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17 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Maprachan is not the only water supply to Pattaya.

True, but other reservoirs are not better 😞

Pics from Huai Chak Nok Reservoir last week :

 

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Pics by forcebwithu on Pattaya-Addicts.com

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4 hours ago, jacko45k said:

I don't see the Soapy MPs closing their doors, and how much do they wastefully consume?

Some years back? they did shut down all the soapies in Bangkok to conserve water!

As above the other decent sized Pattaya reservoir is not in good shape, hardly surpring with all the extra people and mainly industries that water in this area has to supply. https://thepattayanews.com/2020/01/02/banglamung-reservoir-at-critically-low-level-as-drought-sets-in/

Same every year though, I have been here over 30 years and never once heard them state that they have enough water for the dry season anywhere in the country!

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

If they are so worried and reporting possible shortages they need to shut down and ban the stupidest waste of water holiday in the world called:

Songkran..

yes ,i remember when Songkran was just the kids throwing a small amount of water ,now just plain stupidity .

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Isn't there a major supply pipeline from another region feeding Pattaya? MS>

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