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Running on empty: Officials float ideas to counter low water-supply reserves

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Water levels at Bang Neow Dum reservoir are running dangerously low. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: Large areas of Cherng Talay, mostly concentrated in the Bang Tao area, went on water rations this week in an attempt to prevent what water remains in Bang Neow Dum reservoir from running out before the annual rains return in May.

 

The order to implement water rations, directly affecting Moo 2, 3 and 5 of Cherng Talay, was introduced with immediate effect on Tuesday by a directive issued by Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) Chief MaAnn Samran.

 

“During the dry season, there is less water to replenish water supplies. This leads to having not enough water that people need to use,” Mr MaAnn said in his statement announcing the water restrictions.

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/running-on-empty-officials-float-ideas-to-counter-low-water-supply-reserves-70162.php#DeIY8JwV83r2BSyQ.97

 

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

During the dry season, there is less water to replenish water supplies. This leads to having not enough water that people need to use,” Mr MaAnn said

Agreed, he is an amazing oratorical genius.

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6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

During the dry season, there is less water to replenish water supplies. This leads to having not enough water that people need to use,” Mr MaAnn said in his statement announcing the water restrictions.

And of course this has NEVER happened before...............dimwit.

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4 hours ago, Oziex1 said:

MaAnn's response is priceless.

Wow...., Sounds like MaAnn is well in the running for this year’s

Einstein Award....or perhaps better still, the DARWIN AWARD ! 

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"We have a long term plan that was created 10 years ago..." 

 

Now where is that 10 year plan filed? In the box between the 5 and 15 year plan boxes.

 

Don't you just love the efficiency of Thai government departments.

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Phuket gets about 2500mm of rain per year.

That's 3 times the amount received in my former home city of 2 million people where scheme water is piped to every household. 

 

In Phuket, with the hills channeling water in streams to the sea everywhere, I have trouble understanding why they can't collect more than enough to meet needs here.

Is there no space to build more reservoirs, or no spare money?  The recently completed Chalong dam took 15 years in construction - why?

If it's cheaper, and feasible, why not just construct the 100km pipeline from the unlimited supply in Phang Nga, instead of forever keeping it in the planning stage?  

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Old Croc said:

 

Phuket gets about 2500mm of rain per year.

That's 3 times the amount received in my former home city of 2 million people where scheme water is piped to every household. 

 

In Phuket, with the hills channeling water in streams to the sea everywhere, I have trouble understanding why they can't collect more than enough to meet needs here.

Is there no space to build more reservoirs, or no spare money?  The recently completed Chalong dam took 15 years in construction - why?

If it's cheaper, and feasible, why not just construct the 100km pipeline from the unlimited supply in Phang Nga, instead of forever keeping it in the planning stage?  

 

 

 

Maybe the new tram system could be extended across the bridge and could have 2 water carts attached to the rear

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