Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

By The Phuket News

 

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Bang Wad reservoir today contains only half the amount of water it did on April 30, at the height of water crisis earlier this year. Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: Phuket’s main water authorities are turning to smaller privately owned ponds and lakes to ensure water supply remains adequate as the island’s three main reservoirs are failing to fill due to this year’s diminished rainfall.

 

Worse, water is either pumped out of the reservoirs as fast as it arrives or doesn’t even make it to the reserves as water channels that flow into the reserves are sourced to directly feed water mains serving houses and businesses across the island.

 

As the government agency responsible for ensuring that water reserves are adequate for the island’s needs, the Phuket Provincial Irrigation Office (PPIO) is seriously concerned.


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