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Pattaya: Resort could face water shortages as reservoirs start to run dry

 

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The chief of the local water authority in Pattaya has warned residents to use water prudently and economically. 

 

Chaithat Itsaeng told Manager that the five reservoirs serving the city were only 20% full. 

 

Only 150,000 cubic liters a day - down from 200,000 - would be released to serve the public's needs. 

 

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Chaithat said there was no need to panic but people should think about how they are using water at this time. 

 

Moves are afoot to supply the city with water from other regions if the reservoirs run dry.

 

Among the measures to conserve water at this time are lowering the pressure at night or other times when consumption is low.

 

Source: Manager

 

 

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I guess they're pretty lucky, as it turns out, that Pattaya in recent months and for many months ahead won't have millions of tourist visitors sucking up what precious little water is available and ma

Once again, proving that they couldn't organise ANYTHING!!!!     2 days ago the place was under water and today, they're warning about drought!!!!!    It's beyond bewildering!!!!!!

The monsoon arrives every year, they need to be prepared for it, how about digging deep reservoirs as a starter to hold the water?   No too difficult is it? 

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I guess they didn't see the memo about the floods a couple of days ago

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They said there was no worries a while back, as rainy season would solve the issue. Now the rains have come, and this? Still lack of water? 

Not good. Perhaps covid was a saviour for pattaya after all!

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Maprachan has noticeably more water in it than it did a month ago.  Still much lower than it needs to, but every little helps.  We're still on rationing.  It now seems to be about two days on, one day off.  It was one on, one off earlier so 🤞

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The combination of lakes at and around 'Silver Lake' are brimming full and they are laying irrigation pipes as we speak. It's not all doom and gloom. 

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58 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

Follow the government's solution for water management for EEC: build more reservoirs.

Cause and effect.  Not enough water + take fewer showers = dirty, smelly foreigners. It's  OK, the PM said so.  https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/environment/pm-tells-thais-to-take-shorter-showers , find an alternative. 

 

 

Or............. Oh no, forgot - sorry, can't do that!

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33 minutes ago, ragpicker said:

And yet Pattaya keeps on building, expanding, breeding..... incredible.

Yes, without corresponding upgrades to infrastructure.  Dry taps, blackouts, and traffic congestion to come.   

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