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Salty tap water needs urgent attention

 

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Experts come up with a short-term fix and a long-term solution to the problem of salty tap water that looks set to become a permanent fixture

 

Residents of Bangkok are living in limbo. In addition to the persistent problem of fine particulate matter – the so-called PM.25 – air pollution that has adverse effects on health, salty public tap water is just adding, well, salt to the wound.

 

Residents living in the east of Bangkok have been hit hard by water salinity as the area depends on water from the Pathum Thani station, while the most of the west part of the city uses water sent from the Mae Klong Dam to the Maha Sawat tap water production plant in Nonthaburi’s Bang Kruai district.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/salty-tap-water-needs-urgent-attention/

 

 

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Experts come up with a short-term fix and a long-term solution to the problem of salty tap water that looks set to become a permanent fixture

And the long term solution was?

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Just now, Retfed50 said:

The long term solution is to continue using short term fixes like they do every year.

I was thinking along the same lines, everything in Thailand seems to revolve around short term things.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Experts come up with a short-term fix

I know that one:

It's the One Baht coin replacing the shorted fuse in the Filter Assembly.

Right???

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20 hours ago, fangless said:

It may have helped if the headline had said "(East of) Bangkok" rather than implying that "all" tap water" "needs urgent attention"!

Some of us reading TV do not live in Bangkok!

 

 

 

 

Yeah, but anybody that counts does . 

Or so they'd have us believe. 

I've lived here four years and been to Bangkok once besides going to the airport. The whole scene is just too much for this country boy. 

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21 hours ago, fangless said:

It may have helped if the headline had said "(East of) Bangkok" rather than implying that "all" tap water" "needs urgent attention"!

Some of us reading TV do not live in Bangkok!

 

 

 

 

 

Please note, this topic is in the Bangkok News forum which is about news in the Bangkok area. 

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24 minutes ago, metisdead said:

 

Please note, this topic is in the Bangkok News forum which is about news in the Bangkok area. 

:sorry: I just clicked on the topic and did not read which forum and assumed it was general news!

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Long term, Bangkok sinks by a centimetre or two every year, and sea level rises by 0.3 cm a year. So looks like salt will be a growing problem. Either build a new water treatment works or abandon Bangkok!

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10 hours ago, hotchilli said:

And the long term solution was?

 

Getting restaurants to add more salt to the food, so residents don't even notice the taste in the water.

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On 2/24/2021 at 5:27 PM, rickudon said:

Long term, Bangkok sinks by a centimetre or two every year, and sea level rises by 0.3 cm a year. So looks like salt will be a growing problem. Either build a new water treatment works or abandon Bangkok!

 

 

 

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