Phuket vice governor says water scarcity not a priority

Phuket’s vice governor introduced yesterday in a gathering that although the island’s rainfall was under common in 2021, there was still plenty of water from the three primary reservoirs, and water scarcity is “not a concern.” He stated plans still need to be made to forestall water shortages in Phuket, although. Phuket 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 shortage. This included working on a pipeline from Phang Nga. That yr, communities relied on water tanks put in of their road areas, and had to acquire water from buckets to carry again to their houses. Prawit stated poor residents in a single soi had no tap water for months.
In 2019, the president of the Southern Thai Hotels Association stated motels had been hit exhausting by the shortage, and many had to resort to impartial water suppliers. Secrets called on the state to assist in order that Phuket might have sustainable tourism. The metropolis mayor mentioned the federal government had been providing free water to 18,000 households a day. 70% of the water was produced domestically, and the remainder was from local suppliers, she mentioned..

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