If anyone knew how to turn off a faucet, the Pattaya Water Department would. But it seems someone left the spicket running.
Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, called a Pattaya Mail reporter March 11 to report that an emergency water pipe has been leaking at a rate of 1.3 million liters per year on Pratamnak Soi 5 by the Ruamchok Condo View 2.
A standpipe intended for fire department use was destroyed in a fire and the cap disappeared, allowing water to flow for four years. Residents blame the leak for water shortages at the condo.
Roy Albiston uses a water bottle and calculator to evaluate the water being lost from this emergency water pipe that has been leaking for 4 years.
Sometimes, Albiston says, he sees people using the leaking water to wash their cars and he wonders why nobody at city hall sees the water’s value.
Albiston has to buy water sometimes when there is no water in his condo and added that Thailand and Pattaya City should realize the importance of water because if there is no water, no living things can survive.