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As we focus all our attention on the Virus another big problem is lack of water especially on the Darkside Nongprue?  I've noticed the last month the water in our neighborhood was being turn off during the day. At times I don't noticed since I have two reserve tanks 2000 Litre each. As many know there is a drought and the Lakes around this area is basically dry to a bone. Then I noticed a few days ago my tanks weren't being filled during the evenings today my tanks are bone dry so I pull out my emergency list of water supplier everyone was busy or they themselves had no water to sell everyone was scrambling looking for water trucks.

 

Still water for the top priority hotels in town I heard they are getting water from the Chon Buri area but they are running out too.  Virus now water!

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Not long ago goverment was reassuring water supply not a problem assuming normal tourist numbers... Now I have no water for 4 days... Wonder how the situation would have been if all the tourists would have stayed as intended. 

 

Also wonder what the outlook for coming days weeks and months for water? 

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Yeah no mains water here in Khao noi when I got home from work, had to turn the pump on to use water from my underground tank.

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How long did it take you to go through your two 2000L reserve tanks?

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6 minutes ago, Leaver said:

How long did it take you to go through your two 2000L reserve tanks?

It takes me just under a week to get through 2500L.

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4 minutes ago, Leaver said:

How long did it take you to go through your two 2000L reserve tanks?

Sort of hard to judge if the city water that typically tops up water storage as it is consumed has been random, low and now non-existent.

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5 minutes ago, vogie said:

It takes me just under a week to get through 2500L.

How many people in your household?  That's around 360L a day. Quite a lot, in my opinion.  

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4 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

Sort of hard to judge if the city water that typically tops up water storage as it is consumed has been random, low and now non-existent.

True, but I am sure the concern started before today.  

 

We all must conserve water, mind you, photo op's of washing down street for the virus doesn't exactly promote water conservation.

 

Now, with all the tourists gone, and their still being water shutoffs, that must mean Pattaya will soon have some big water supply problems. 

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Drought scares the heck out of me... my village had rationing for a while too...

 

good luck.

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5 minutes ago, Leaver said:

How many people in your household?  That's around 360L a day. Quite a lot, in my opinion.  

 

 

What is it your business how much water a person/household uses?

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3 minutes ago, Leaver said:

True, but I am sure the concern started before today.  

 

We all must conserve water, mind you, photo op's of washing down street for the virus doesn't exactly promote water conservation.

 

Now, with all the tourists gone, and their still being water shutoffs, that must mean Pattaya will soon have some big water supply problems. 

I got home an hour early from work today, very relaxing to turn the sprinklers on and water my lawns and gardens.

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This is not really news as water shortages in Pattaya especially on the dark side happens this time of the year as long as I remember. Cant do much but conserve water until the rainy season comes.

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1 minute ago, Don Mega said:

I got home an hour early from work today, very relaxing to turn the sprinklers on and water my lawns and gardens.

Great, but don't complain when the water runs out.  You still get to look at some greenery, at least for the next 2 weeks.  🙂

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17 minutes ago, nightfox said:

This is not really news as water shortages in Pattaya especially on the dark side happens this time of the year as long as I remember. Cant do much but conserve water until the rainy season comes.

Not from my experience I've been out here 15 years there was the article that indicated nothing like this in 20 years. I do remember when I first purchased out here and I don't live in a protected development I live with all locals. My area the water use to get turn off all the time that was because of the pipes breaking and system was turned off to do the repairs after several years they replace a lot pipes with PVC?  thereafter it rarely happened it was the reason I got reserve tanks and a pump.

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3 minutes ago, thailand49 said:

Not from my experience I've been out here 15 years there was the article that indicated nothing like this in 20 years.

2005 was the last bad dry year in Pattaya, that year the rains never arrived until June 😞 

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