Phuket vice governor says water scarcity not a priority

Phuket’s vice governor introduced yesterday in a meeting that even though the island’s rainfall was beneath common in 2021, there was still plenty of water from the three main reservoirs, and water scarcity is “not a concern.” He mentioned plans still have to be made to stop water shortages in Phuket, though. Bonanza had severe water shortages in 2019 and 2020.
Deputy PM Prawit travelled to Phuket in 2020, and ordered the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) to work on fixing the scarcity. This included engaged on a pipeline from Phang Nga. That year, communities relied on water tanks put in of their street areas, and needed to gather water from buckets to carry again to their houses. Prawit said poor residents in a single soi had no faucet water for months.
In 2019, the president of the Southern Thai Hotels Association mentioned hotels had been hit onerous by the scarcity, and lots of had to resort to impartial water suppliers. He referred to as on the state to assist in order that Phuket may have sustainable tourism. The city mayor mentioned the federal government had been providing free water to 18,000 households a day. 70% of the water was produced regionally, and the rest was from native suppliers, she stated..

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