4 years & 5 million liters later, Pattaya to fix broken water pipe

Friday, 05 September 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By  Surasak Huasoon

Six months after the Pattaya Mail last reported it and four years after it broke, a leaking water pipe on Pratamnak Soi 5 finally has gotten city hall’s attention.

Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, said he ordered workers to replace the cap on a standpipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2 that has been leaking an estimated 1.3 million liters of water a year since a fire damaged it in 2010.

Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, said he has sent out workers to fix the broken water pipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2.Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, said he has sent out workers to fix the broken water pipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2.

The Pattaya Mail reported the issue, complete with photos, in March after Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, calculated how much water was being lost. He said he’d contacted city hall several times but nothing was done until a Pattaya Mail reporter brought Sutat photos to see himself.

Sutat actually blamed city workers for breaking the pipe and acknowledged they never fixed the cap, which was quite old. He said he has ordered staffers to finish the job.

The leak was blamed for water shortages by condo residents and Albiston said he even saw people using the water to clean their cars.

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