City’s water system to get major revamp

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At a recent meeting at Pattaya City Hall, officials discussed plans for the budget required to fund the Provincial Waterworks Authority’s laying an upgraded pipeline system and constructing new pumping stations to increase tap water distribution capacity in the Pattaya metropolitan area, Laem Chabang and Sriracha.
At a recent meeting at Pattaya City Hall, officials discussed plans for the budget required to fund the Provincial Waterworks Authority’s laying an upgraded pipeline system and constructing new pumping stations to increase tap water distribution capacity in the Pattaya metropolitan area, Laem Chabang and Sriracha.

The Provincial Waterworks Authority is preparing to lay an upgraded pipeline system and construct new pumping stations to increase tap water distribution capacity in the Pattaya metropolitan area, Laem Chabang and Sriracha.

At a Sept. 24 meeting at Pattaya City Hall, chaired by Pattaya Deputy Mayor Banlue Kullavanijaya, officials discussed plans for the project and the budget required. The upgrading of the system is considered to be urgently required in order to meet rising consumer demand.

Phase 1 of the pipeline upgrade was completed in 2016 while the final two phases will see the construction of water distribution stations in Khao Mai Kaew and Nongprue respectively, as well as the replacement of several key pipelines with those with a larger diameter and capacity. The work is scheduled to begin in October this year, with phase 2 due to be completed by March 2021.

During the construction process, motorists and pedestrians can expect roadwork and disruption on several major Pattaya thoroughfares, including Sukhumvit Road, South Pattaya Road, Thepprasit Road, Soi Photisan, Soi Buakhao and the Dolphin roundabout in North Pattaya. City officials said they will strive to keep the disruption down to a minimum. (PCPR)