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Visitors to Pattaya don’t have to worry about whether there will be enough water to shower this summer as the waterworks director has recently announced that there will be enough water until the middle of 2010. According to a report in the Pattaya M...
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Visitors to Pattaya don’t have to worry about whether there will be enough water to shower this summer as the waterworks director has recently announced that there will be enough water until the middle of 2010.

According to a report in the Pattaya Mail, waterworks Director Thanee Thongprachum held a meeting in which he confirmed that there would be plenty of water for the next year. The Director was so confident that he even labeled a proposal to boost the city’s water supply with treated wastewater as unnecessary.

Thanee Thongprachum stated that the idea was developed out of “concern about a future drought. But the plan is an old one that has already been studied.”

The city of Pattaya is notorious for its water shortages, so the announcement will come as a relief to many residents and visitors, although there is no permanent solution in sight as yet.

However, there are further long-term measures underway to prevent draught in the future, such as an increase in the capacity at the Nong Klangdong and Banglamung filtration plants and a new pipeline from Bangpra Reservoir to Nong Klangdong.


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