Despite the low level and discoloration of water in the Mabprachan Reservoir, Pattaya is not facing a water shortage, as the city has numerous other resources, the Provincial Waterworks Authority said.
Lake Mabprachan only plays a small part in the Pattaya area’s overall water-resources plan, with most raw water coming from four other sources, said Sutat Nutchpala, a PWA manager. So while residents may be worried at seeing the reservoir lower than reported levels, water officials are not concerned.
Even though the water line at Mabprachan Reservoir is now below the level needed for it to be adequately measured, a spokesman from the Provincial Waterworks Authority says there is nothing to worry about.
The PWA is drawing on the Chak Nok, Klang Dong, Huay Sapan and Khunjit reservoirs for raw water. In addition, he said, the PWA earlier reserved large supplies of raw water in anticipation of the current drought.
Sutat said residents should not fear water shortages, as adequate supply remains. Furthermore, meteorological authorities have said that heavy rains should begin to fall at the end of this month.