Naklua Canal pumps to be overhauled

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Pattaya’s city council members inspected two water pumps at the Plub Canal in Naklua, determining if the out-of-order equipment can be repaired or needs replaced.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay escorted Councilman Banlue Kullavanitjaya and other members to the waterway Nov. 26 after complaints two of three pumps there were broken.

Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay (left) escorts Councilman Banlue Kullavanitjaya and other council members to the Naklua Canal to inspect two water pumps there, both found to be in need of replacement parts.Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay (left) escorts Councilman Banlue Kullavanitjaya and other council members to the Naklua Canal to inspect two water pumps there, both found to be in need of replacement parts.

All three looked in good condition, but two had damaged and worn control systems. The councilors decided both controllers needed to be replaced before the rains come again.

Banlue said that the issue will be discussed between members of the city council and a budget will be requested to purchase new control systems.

The process will take some time as the control systems will have to be purchased from another country and at least six months is expected before they can be replaced.

He added that it is important that they start now so that they can prepare to tackle the flooding issues before the next rainy season begins.