If you were hoping Pattaya would run out of water before Songkran’s soggy finale this weekend, think again. City hall says there is plenty of the wet stuff to go around.
Pattaya Water Department Manager Suthat Nutpan said the city has made 250,000 cu. meters of water available daily, up 25 percent from normal.
Pattaya Water Department Manager Suthat Nutpan says there will be enough water for this year’s Songkran celebration.
Five reservoirs supply Pattaya: Lake Mabprachan, Nong Klang Dong, Huay Sapan, Huay Khun Jit and Chark Nok. Statistics show that 60 percent of water is left at the five reservoirs, up from just 40 percent during Songkran 2013.
This year, however, the city also planned to take water from other resources, such as from Huay Pansaded Reservoir in Rayong and rain water from canals around Pattaya. That water will be stored for emergency use.