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8 hours ago, Guderian said:

 

Has anyone got their teelac to call the PWA on 038 222 461 and ask them when we'll get some sort of water supply back?

Maybe better to get teelac to go to a temple and ask a monk, "When is it going to rain?"  Of course, to receive such information will cost money.  🙂

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What you could have are some with a big pump on the mains at their house sucking what little water there is to their tank. I know now that this is a very bad idea, but years ago, when there was no water that's what I did. I used to live just off Teprasit on soi 10 or soi 17.

Back then I put in a 3000 l underground tank and between the mains and the tank I was OK.

I wouldn't advise sucking the water to your tank as you could be sucking water from a tadpoles pond or toilet, if someone has run a hose from the mains to fill their fish tank, no water but left the hose on, so you suck in all their dirty fish tank water. 🙂

 

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55 minutes ago, carlyai said:

What you could have are some with a big pump on the mains at their house sucking what little water there is to their tank. I know now that this is a very bad idea, but years ago, when there was no water that's what I did. I used to live just off Teprasit on soi 10 or soi 17.

Back then I put in a 3000 l underground tank and between the mains and the tank I was OK.

I wouldn't advise sucking the water to your tank as you could be sucking water from a tadpoles pond or toilet, if someone has run a hose from the mains to fill their fish tank, no water but left the hose on, so you suck in all their dirty fish tank water. 🙂

 

According to what Tommy Dee was saying on 103 FM recently, it's illegal to install a booster pump between the water mains and your tank. Given that every building with a water tank on it roof, like hotels, condos, and many shop houses, must use such a booster pump I wonder if he's right? Or can places that must have one get a licence from City Hall or the PWA to install one?

 

Anyway, the trickle that was there in the afternoon must have stayed there all night as my water tank's almost full again now. It won't have helped anybody with an above-ground tank, though.

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19 hours ago, jacko45k said:

My house is in a company name, and my water used to be. After talking with a neighbour, I sent the Mrs down to the PWA with a few past bills and she was able to convince them to change my Tariff to that of a domestic user. It is somewhat cheaper now.

 

I've understood this would not be possible...any advise how to talk to get this change to happen? 

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14 minutes ago, mran66 said:

 

I've understood this would not be possible...any advise how to talk to get this change to happen? 

My neighbour and myself achieved it, and it was not difficult, at Banglamung. Apparently a matter of persuading them our water consumption was not of an industrial level! My advice is to get a Thai to do the pleading... I have always felt they like to stick it to foreigners, but will readily accommodate their own! My tariff was switched from T39 to T11, and from a minimum 300 baht charge plus extras, to one based on consumption... total dropped 250 baht.

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3 hours ago, jacko45k said:

My neighbour and myself achieved it, and it was not difficult, at Banglamung. Apparently a matter of persuading them our water consumption was not of an industrial level! My advice is to get a Thai to do the pleading... I have always felt they like to stick it to foreigners, but will readily accommodate their own! My tariff was switched from T39 to T11, and from a minimum 300 baht charge plus extras, to one based on consumption... total dropped 250 baht.

 

okay...do you recall if they just did the change based on talking on the spot, or did she need to have copies of the company documents, power of attorney etc?

 

seems mixed experiences around this topic, I heard of a farang who has a company owned house with personal water, but also heard of cases where change has been rejected as owned by company...anyway I would like to give it a try, just for the sake of principle even if by all means the 350baht is not a lot...

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1 minute ago, mran66 said:

 

okay...do you recall if they just did the change based on talking on the spot, or did she need to have copies of the company documents, power of attorney etc?

 

seems mixed experiences around this topic, I heard of a farang who has a company owned house with personal water, but also heard of cases where change has been rejected as owned by company...anyway I would like to give it a try, just for the sake of principle even if by all means the 350baht is not a lot...

No, pretty sure she just needed a few old bills and receipts, and to complete a form. But you never know with these folks, love the red tape, usually. Definitely didn't take company docs. I might add they were familiar with seeing her, as she went monthly to pay the bill.

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We used to be on "Chok Chai" water. Then it was redone a few years ago and we had new meters and were on the Provincial Water Authority system. 

I remember going to the PWA office to get the bill in my name. I don't recall the paperwork and I don't remember taking the green book (and it's a company house) but one trip to the PWA was all it took. I think I had some other utility bills and probably my passport.

Looking at a bill now, I don't see my name (even in Thai) but the rate is "T11". (20.40 per unit price I think.)

Maybe I got lucky because almost the whole village was basically there at the same time for the same thing. (My last bill was actually only 49 baht. Next one may be even less as it seems we are out of water more often than not lately.)

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On 6/26/2020 at 4:26 PM, jacko45k said:

My house is in a company name, and my water used to be. After talking with a neighbour, I sent the Mrs down to the PWA with a few past bills and she was able to convince them to change my Tariff to that of a domestic user. It is somewhat cheaper now.

Could that come back and bite you in the future, and I don't mean the water bill?  

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12 hours ago, Leaver said:

Could that come back and bite you in the future, and I don't mean the water bill?  

In what way? It has been a well used method for people to own their own houses for many years. I regard it as more secure than putting it in your Thai girlfriend's or wife's name. Off topic and well discussed eleswhere.

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8 hours ago, jacko45k said:

In what way? It has been a well used method for people to own their own houses for many years. I regard it as more secure than putting it in your Thai girlfriend's or wife's name. Off topic and well discussed eleswhere.

It's illegal for a foreigner to set up a Thai Company, for the purpose of owning land.  

 

Just wondering if changing the tariff of your water would basically be an admission that the Thai Company owned property is just your residence, because you have put it on a residential tariff.

 

  

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12 minutes ago, Leaver said:

It's illegal for a foreigner to set up a Thai Company, for the purpose of owning land.  

 

Just wondering if changing the tariff of your water would basically be an admission that the Thai Company owned property is just your residence, because you have put it on a residential tariff.

 

  

Admission to who exactly, it is between me and the PWA? The fact my house is in a company name does not preclude it from being a residence. A condo too can be owned in a company name... better that than in the absent partner's name!

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

Admission to who exactly, it is between me and the PWA? The fact my house is in a company name does not preclude it from being a residence. A condo too can be owned in a company name... better that than in the absent partner's name!

I don't own a property here.  When I researched it, I pretty much found out straight away it wasn't for me, so stopped my research. Not to mention, the purchase price, when invested elsewhere, earned more than the rent on the exact same property.  I do not profess to know all the details about foreign property ownership here.

 

I simply asked if your actions with PWA could not provide some evidence to another government body in the future that your Thai Company was only formed for the purpose of owning or controlling property here, which I believe to be illegal.  

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1 minute ago, Leaver said:

I simply asked if your actions with PWA could not provide some evidence to another government body in the future that your Thai Company was only formed for the purpose of owning or controlling property here, which I believe to be illegal.  

No, it is the land rather than property to be exact. As  I said, there are a lot of places held this way, but I wish I had rented like you.

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Topic is about PWA    NOT owning land and houses

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