While meters of water seemingly covered Pattaya for days, tropical depression Vamco did very little to help the water situation at Mabprachan Reservoir because Pattaya’s drainage system sent all the storm runoff into the sea instead of keeping it to combat drought.
The lake’s water level increased 70 centimeters during the Sept. 14-18 storm, shocking those who saw the devastation caused by flooding in the city.
Other reservoirs supplying Pattaya also got just an incremental boost, with the Nongkoh basin now at 4.5 million cubic meters, or about enough for a month. Mabprachan, by comparison, has 6.75 million cu. meters of water.
Mabprachan Reservoir’s water level increased 70 centimeters during the Sept. 14-18 storm.
The Provincial Waterworks Authority already is lowering water pressure at night to conserve water and officials are urging anyone spotting broken or leaking pipes to call 038-222-462.