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20 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


You may be thinking of the recent news about a project to pipe the outflow from some waste water treatment plants in Chon Buri to an Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan. Those treatment plants are near the large river east of Bangkok (Bang Pakong river which itself is in the sliver of Chachoengsao that separates Chon Buri and Samut Prakan provinces).

Piping water from a the Bang Pakong river would require well over 70kms (straight line) of pipe (through a lot of urban areas) as well as creating a reservoir/dam to draw from (can't just drop a 1 meter pipe in the middle of the river after all).

However, linking the reservoirs to the east of Pattaya, in Chon Buri and Rayong, would be quite a bit shorter, go through less developed areas and draw from existing reservoirs (so no need for new containment dams, just basically tap into the systems already in place at those reservoirs).
Though one has to remember that a lot of that water probably already feeds Rayong and the Industrial Estates around Rayong and Chon Buri.

(You would also have to make sure the pipe is drawing from an area far enough
upstream that it wouldn't be affected by the tidal flow or half(+) of the water
would be salt water. Not to mention all the garbage of course !)                                      Simpler and shorter to connect a pipeline to the reservoirs to the East.
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8 hours ago, Kerryd said:


You may be thinking of the recent news about a project to pipe the outflow from some waste water treatment plants in Chon Buri to an Industrial Estate in Samut Prakan. Those treatment plants are near the large river east of Bangkok (Bang Pakong river which itself is in the sliver of Chachoengsao that separates Chon Buri and Samut Prakan provinces).

Piping water from a the Bang Pakong river would require well over 70kms (straight line) of pipe (through a lot of urban areas) as well as creating a reservoir/dam to draw from (can't just drop a 1 meter pipe in the middle of the river after all).

However, linking the reservoirs to the east of Pattaya, in Chon Buri and Rayong, would be quite a bit shorter, go through less developed areas and draw from existing reservoirs (so no need for new containment dams, just basically tap into the systems already in place at those reservoirs).
Though one has to remember that a lot of that water probably already feeds Rayong and the Industrial Estates around Rayong and Chon Buri.

(You would also have to make sure the pipe is drawing from an area far enough
upstream that it wouldn't be affected by the tidal flow or half(+) of the water
would be salt water. Not to mention all the garbage of course !)                                      Simpler and shorter to connect a pipeline to the reservoirs to the East.
1b.jpg.4f12ae448158740c3edc7b6bd9ced2f2.jpg   1a.jpg.62a4607ecc29ed69d6dd72d2fd8a5b46.jpg

I don't think wastewater was it.  Memory isn't perfect but I do recall there was a plan to resolve the water shortages several years back and money allocated for it.  Wish I could find it  on the web.

 

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On 7/12/2020 at 11:58 AM, phetchy said:

But slightly more serene - going backwards in time and all the better for expat farangs (who don't have to rely on a local form of income) if I might be so bold as to suggest.

That appears to be the belief of many, until said farangs who DO rely on local income close your favourite bar or restaurant, thus causing ALL farangs to eat rice here, forever.  

 

The reason we have so much choice for cuisine and nightlife is because of a healthy tourism industry and farangs in business. 

 

Pattaya is a city.  If you want serene, perhaps try a small island. 

 

Let me guess, you want the serene of an island, in a tourist city with all the facilities and variety of choice, but you don't want any tourists.  🙂

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