Residents in Pattaya Fah Mi Aad Kan Village have host patience with the Provincial Waterworks Authority which has failed to fix broken water pipes to nearly 100 homes, forcing residents to buy their own water from trucks.
In response to Jeff Chumuchi’s Mailbag letter (on this page), we sent Vittaya out to follow up on the situation:
Residents of the Siam Country Club neighborhood have complained about repeated water outages, leaking and broken pipes and flooding. Pattaya City Hall, they claim, is aware of the problem, as the Disaster Mitigation and Prevention Department has, at times, deployed fire trucks to distribute free water, but most times residents are forced to buy from water trucks.
Collapsing land, broken water pipes, and the rainy season have combined to cause misery for residents of Fah Mi Aad Kan Village.
PWA and Nongprue Sub-district officials blamed construction in the neighborhood for the problems. Nongprue officials said pipes must be replaced in some areas while, at the entrance of the village, work is already complete. However, some ground has collapsed and the rainy season has delayed progress more, as well as led to water retention.
Residents facing problems can contact the Provincial Waterworks Authority at located at 26/1 Moo 12 Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20150, or call 038-222-4624.