Takientia sub-district to get water supply after large protest

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About 100 Takientia residents protested years of poor water supplies and failed promises by officials to resolve their problems.

Takientia District Chief Manop Prakobtham and Sutas Nutpan, director of the Pattaya Waterworks Department, joined soldiers to meet the angry homeowners in Sooksiri Village, which has had no steady water supply for several years.

The issue was investigated and authorities discovered that the village had major problems with the general and drinking water supplies. The house project’s owner has purchased water to back up and share with residents, but only periodically.

Takientia District Chief Manop Prakobtham, Sutas Nutpan, director of the Pattaya Waterworks Department, and soldiers met angry homeowners in Sooksiri Village, which has had no steady water supply for several years.Takientia District Chief Manop Prakobtham, Sutas Nutpan, director of the Pattaya Waterworks Department, and soldiers met angry homeowners in Sooksiri Village, which has had no steady water supply for several years.

Consumption and usage is high and the water supplier can never keep up with demand. The residents claimed that they’ve filed a report with the Pattaya Waterworks Department many times, but they were ignored.

Manop said that the project owner has requested government water supply and plans were submitted previously, but there were major issues because the main water pipes must be located near the local road, which runs along a brick wall bordering the village.

The owner was asked to change plans and find a new way to lay pipes without having to damage existing roads, walls and facilities, so another plan was submitted. Takientia Sub-district already approved the second plan earlier this month, but alternative traffic arrangements stemming from the roadwork required have not been settled.

Village management representative Kemtath Sukontasingh said that the development has internal problems and no money, so the plans to lay the pipes have come to a halt. That’s why ownership opted to purchase water from a private company.

Overall, the meeting turned out to be successful as residents agreed to some obligations and the pipes are to be installed with completion estimated within 90 days.