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Pattaya water shortages likely avoided by diversions, gov’t says

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PATTAYA:--Government agencies and utilities are diverting water and rerouting pipes to bring enough water to the Pattaya area that should prevent previously anticipated water shortages this summer.


Alongkorn Ponlaboot, advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and Taveesak Thanadechopol, deputy director-general of the Irrigation Department, met with farmers and industry leaders at Irrigation Office 9 in Sriracha Jan. 17 to discuss the impending drought and efforts to minimize its effect.

 

Taveesak outlined the current crisis in the East, saying seven reservoirs that normally feed water to Pattaya, Chonburi and Rayong are at just 42 percent of their 671-million-cubic-meter capacity. The 55 Central reservoirs are at 57 percent capacity while rivers are running at 30-50 percent water levels.

 

Still, water levels are not uniform and some areas have more water in lakes than others. Thus the Irrigation Department, the Provincial Waterworks Authority and private companies like East Water Co. have taken steps to divert water from low- to high-demand regions.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-water-shortages-likely-avoided-by-diversions-govt-says-284772

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-01-19—

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23 minutes ago, Rimmer said:

Pattaya water shortages likely avoided by diversions, gov’t says

But not 100 % sure,they will be very lucky if they

have enough water to last until the rains return,

and what about Songkran will that be canceled,

or will coloured powders only be allowed to be

thrown.

regards Worgeordie

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They are trucking it in to our place ( Na-Jomtien)...various reasons given  being a burst water main,the management company owes 9 million in water fees !  and  the reservoir is dry.

 

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2 hours ago, johng said:

They are trucking it in to our place ( Na-Jomtien)...various reasons given  being a burst water main,the management company owes 9 million in water fees !  and  the reservoir is dry.

How long before the 9 million must be paid, or no more water?

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2 minutes ago, Leaver said:

How long before the 9 million must be paid, or no more water?

Well its a big estate  90 buildings with over 4000 apartments...but still quite some time to rack up a 9 million baht water bill !

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3 minutes ago, johng said:

Well its a big estate  90 buildings with over 4000 apartments...but still quite some time to rack up a 9 million baht water bill !

What other bills hasn't the management been paying?  🙂

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from @Vietem   in the where my bike's been thread

Maprachan reservoir the main water supply for Pattaya.

 

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This guy does know that they have just started building a gazillion condos up Soi Khao Noi near the Chilled right ? but I doubt the planning department speaks to the water department - apart from a donation now and then

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Water shortage?  In Pattaya, which has the longest Songkran festival in all Thailand?  It floods three times a week in the rainy season!

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1 hour ago, mikebell said:

Water shortage?  In Pattaya, which has the longest Songkran festival in all Thailand?  It floods three times a week in the rainy season!

Not last year it didn't, part of the problem. I only got stuck in town once last year. 

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On 1/19/2020 at 10:28 AM, Rimmer said:

Pattaya water shortages likely avoided by diversions

Discount or 2for-1 coupons for Walking Street bars?

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3 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

This guy does know that they have just started building a gazillion condos up Soi Khao Noi near the Chilled right ? but I doubt the planning department speaks to the water department - apart from a donation now and then

In all the talk of climate change I still think the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about is increasing overpopulation, whilst the world's resources are diminishing.

Current population 8 billion, projected by 2050 10 billion people.

Economic growth needs population growth.

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Goverment proclamations, edicts, warnings and forcasts are much like the weather; under the control of no earthly power, subject to unannounced changes and unpredictable to any degree of certainty. 

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