Leaking since 2010, water pipe finally repaired by Pattaya City Hall

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Eight months after the Pattaya Mail first reported it and nearly five years after it broke, a leaking water pipe on Pratamnak Soi 5 finally has been fixed.

Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, actually pledged to fix the cap on a standpipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2 on Aug. 19, yet it still took until Nov. 5 for workers to actually show up.

The exceedingly difficult and complex repair job that took since 2010 to resolve? Workers had to rethread the cap fitting and secure the pipe with concrete.

The broken pipe first earned Pattaya Mail headlines in March after Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, calculated that the standpipe had been leaking an estimated 1.3 million liters of water a year since a fire damaged it in 2010. He said he’d contacted city hall several times but nothing was done until a Pattaya Mail reporter brought Sutat photos to see himself.

Eight months after the Pattaya Mail first reported it and nearly five years after it broke, a leaking water pipe on Pratamnak Soi 5 finally has been fixed. Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, actually pledged to fix the cap on a standpipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2 on Aug. 19, yet it still took until Nov. 5 for workers to actually show up. The exceedingly difficult and complex repair job that took since 2010 to resolve? Workers had to rethread the cap fitting and secure the pipe with concrete. The broken pipe first earned Pattaya Mail headlines in March after Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, calculated that the standpipe had been leaking an estimated 1.3 million liters of water a year since a fire damaged it in 2010. He said he’d contacted city hall several times but nothing was done until a Pattaya Mail reporter brought Sutat photos to see himself. Sutat actually blamed city workers for breaking the pipe and acknowledged they never fixed the cap, which was quite old. He said more than two months ago he had ordered staffers to finish the job. It took them nine weeks to do so. The leak was blamed for water shortages by condo residents and Albiston said he even saw people using the water to clean their cars.Eight months after the Pattaya Mail first reported it and nearly five years after it broke, a leaking water pipe on Pratamnak Soi 5 finally has been fixed.

Sutat Nuspan, water-supply manager for Banglamung District, actually pledged to fix the cap on a standpipe outside Ruamchok Condo View 2 on Aug. 19, yet it still took until Nov. 5 for workers to actually show up.

The exceedingly difficult and complex repair job that took since 2010 to resolve? Workers had to rethread the cap fitting and secure the pipe with concrete.

The broken pipe first earned Pattaya Mail headlines in March after Australian expat Roy Albiston, 63, calculated that the standpipe had been leaking an estimated 1.3 million liters of water a year since a fire damaged it in 2010. He said he’d contacted city hall several times but nothing was done until a Pattaya Mail reporter brought Sutat photos to see himself.

Sutat actually blamed city workers for breaking the pipe and acknowledged they never fixed the cap, which was quite old. He said more than two months ago he had ordered staffers to finish the job. It took them nine weeks to do so.

The leak was blamed for water shortages by condo residents and Albiston said he even saw people using the water to clean their cars.

Sutat actually blamed city workers for breaking the pipe and acknowledged they never fixed the cap, which was quite old. He said more than two months ago he had ordered staffers to finish the job. It took them nine weeks to do so.

The leak was blamed for water shortages by condo residents and Albiston said he even saw people using the water to clean their cars.