Reserve water pipeline to be complete by end of June

KATHU: The 17-kilometer pipeline to tap water supplies from the Hitlor and Manik lagoons in Tambon Srisoonthorn is now about 80% complete and should be finished by the end of June.

The 60-million-baht pipeline is part of the Phuket Provincial Water Supply’s (PPWS) short-term plan to fight water shortages on the island.

PPWS Manager Sayan Wareearoonroj told the Gazette today, “The pipeline will be able to supply water to Phuket City and surrounding areas in case of shortages in the Bang Wad Reservoir.

“The pipeline runs along Srisoonthorn Rd to the Heroines’ Monument, then along Thepkrasattri Rd and the bypass road as far as the Tesco-Lotus superstore. There, it turns west along Phra Phuket Kaew Rd to the Excise Department lagoon in Kathu,” he added.

When the project is finished, water will pumped from the Manik and Hitlor lagoons to the Excise Department lagoon, where it will be stored. The Manik and Hitlor lagoons have a combined capacity of two million cubic meters.

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