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‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) Chief Graison Mahamad announced the news at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Jan 15). Photo PR Dept

 

PHUKET:-- Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) Chief Graison Mahamad has announced a slew of measures to conserve what little water supplies Phuket has in the hope of staving off serious water shortages across the island.

 

“We don’t have enough water to produce in 2020 because the water levels at the three main reservoirs – Bang Wad, Bang Neow Dum and Khlong Kratha reservoirs – are so low,” Mr Graison told a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Jan 15).

 

Mr Graisorn told The Phuket News today (Jan 16) that Bang Wad reservoir in Kathu held 2.832 million cubic metres of water – about 27.2% of the reservoir’s full capacity. “This is enough to last 83 days,” he said.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/not-enough-water-for-2020-says-phuket-water-chief-74423.php

 

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44 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

This is enough to last 83 days,” he said.

Well, it is the south and should see some rain by May but I think it's a much longer stretch than 83 days. Wot to do?

 

Drag an iceberg.

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They'll have to close the place I guess. Don't see how water restrictions could be imposed on Tourists. I wish luck to those who will request refunds.

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10 hours ago, Momofarang said:

They'll have to close the place I guess. Don't see how water restrictions could be imposed on Tourists. I wish luck to those who will request refunds.

The water shortages are in the PWA dams from where the piped water supply is sourced. They impose restrictions by turning supply off, it's not up to individual tourists to save water.

There is still a lot of available water in private lakes and deep bores and wells. It will be a boom time for some, including owners of the hundreds of water tankers which will be very busy in the coming months. Hotels will have to buy from this source and no doubt pass on costs to guests.

Large parts of the Island are not connected to the official supply and many (like me) get their water from private wells.

This unfettered  access to the water table by so many no doubt adds to the dam supply problem.

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