Saturday, October 29, 2011

Curbs on water in Thon Buri, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan

Curbs on water in Thon Buri, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan

Residents of parts of Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Bangkok's Thon Buri areas have been told to stock water as the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority would supply water only from 6am-9am and 5pm-8pm daily, the Flood Relief Operations Centre spokesman said yesterday.

"The areas to which the MEA would reduce water supplies include the western Nonthaburi districts of Muang, Pak Kret, Bang Bua Thong, Bang Yai and Bang Kruay districts. The other areas are Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng and Bangkok's Khlong San, Bangkok Noi, Rat Burana, Bang Khun Thian and Taling Chan," the FROC'S Tongthong Chandransu said.

The water was contaminated by the large amount of weeds gushing from Maha Sawat Canal to the MEA plant in Thon Buri. To ensure water quality, the MEA has to reduce its production from 900,000 cubic metres to 500,000 cubic metres daily, he said.

At other times of the day, the MEA has to spare water for prominent agencies such as hospitals, he said.
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