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Phuket City mulls water restrictions, again

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Despite issuing orders for odd/even water restrictions, and then rescinding them the day after, the Phuket City Municipality is again urging residents to take care in the use of their tap water to stretch the available water supply through to the end of the dry season, and has issued its second warning in a week that water pressure may be introduced in order to conserve water-supply reserves.

Another notice was issued this week on the same day that Thailand officially started the annual hot season.

The notice reads…

“We ask people to save water throughout the dry season. We ask people to cooperate as follows:

• Please use water sparingly and store water in a container for use in case water supply becomes weak or stops.

• The Phuket City Municipality water supply division will have to reduce (mains) water pressure from 10am – 5pm and from 10pm – 5am in Talad Nua and Talad Yai subdistricts. Areas far from mains supply points or on high ground will have weak water pressure or water flow will stop.

• Please check pipes in your house to ensure water is not wasted or leaking.

• If you find leaky or broken pipes, please inform the Phuket City Municipality water supply division by calling 076-211130 (24 hours).

• “Phuket City Municipality requests cooperation from all people to save water so there is enough water to use later.”

The notice issued on Thursday is the second warning this week that Phuket City Municipality has issued cautioning that water rationing may be introduced within city limits and in nearby areas.

Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana admits that water reserves were lower than usual for this time of year but is urging residents to not panic.

If you are having problems with your water supply….

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation hotline – 199

Phuket City Municipality at – 076 211 111

Phuket City Municipality hotline – 1132

Phuket Water Authority – 07 6319 173, 08 2790 1634



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving

An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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