Connect with us


Thalang turns on the waterworks



PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Office is spending 40 million baht on extending local government water mains from Baan Pon, just south of Thalang Town, to Baan Mak Prok School, located near the eastern end of the runway at Phuket Airport.

The project will allow local communities in the north of Phuket to start hooking up their local water networks to the mains and use government water supply in their homes in Srisoonthorn, Thepkrasattri and Mai Khao subdistricts.

Connecting with the local water mains network from Ban Jo water treatment plant – which treats water from Bang Neaw Dun reservoir, Phuket’s second largest water source – the new pipes will be laid alongside the southbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road from the 16km road marker to the 30km marker.

Pornthep Bunyapaluek, an engineer at Phuket office of the Royal Irrigation Project, said the project is aimed at resolving recurring water shortages suffered by residents in the north.

Once this extension is complete, his office will look into extending the water mains further north to Phuket International Conference and Exhibition Center (ICEC) and the Phuket International Airport expansion areas in the future, said Mr Pornthep.

The budget, approved but not yet arrived, is expected in February, said Mr Pornthep.

However, once the funding has been transferred, the work is expected to take only 90 days to complete, said Phuket Provincial Waterworks Authority Manager Pisak Chonlayutsaid.

“This project is not under public tender, so the Provincial Waterworks Authority will do work themselves,” he said.

“People living in the areas affected by the expansion will be served clear tap water, not water for agriculture, by next June,” he said.

Bang Jo water treatment facility currently produces 12,000 cubic meters of tap water a day, serving Kamala, Cherng Talay, Srisoonthorn, some parts of Pa Khlok and some parts of Rassada, said Mr Pisak.

Although the facilities at Phuket’s primary water reserve at Bang Wad can produce 43,000 cubic meters of tap water a day – serving Phuket Town, Chalong, Rawai, Kata, Karon, Kathu and Patong – plans are afoot to upgrade the water treatment facilities at Bang Jo.

“As a long-term solution to Phuket’s water shortages, the Phuket Waterworks Authority plan to eventually set up water treatment facilities at the future Klong Krata reservoir in Chalong,” Mr Pisak added.

“In fiscal year 2013, we want to boost to water treatment at Bang Jo by 7,200 cubic meters a day. We also want a facility to be installed at the Klong Kata reservoir that can treat up to 12,000 cubic meters of water day,” Mr Pisak said.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Bangkok Travel2 hours ago

Ari All Link is a must-attend skill-up workshop for Ari people

Cannabis News5 hours ago

Anutin responds to photo of cannabis smoking kids on Pattaya Beach

Education5 hours ago

Thai student allegedly raped by Hyderabad U professor

Sponsored11 hours ago

Marketing in Thailand as a Foreigner: Volume #3 The Marketing Noises

Tourism5 hours ago

Phuket welcomes 6,730 flights in December

Tourism6 hours ago

Thailand tourism predicted at 80% of pre-Covid in 2023

Transport8 hours ago

Bangkok airport expansion prepares for bidding war

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime8 hours ago

Child Protection Foundation leader faces child labour charges

Road deaths8 hours ago

Red-Bull hit-and-run prosecutor dismissed

Transport9 hours ago

Phuket flight cancellation due to earlier cancelled flight, runway maintenance

Election9 hours ago

Pheu Thai Party under fire as Tuhao-Shinawatra connection exposed

Video10 hours ago

THAIGER PODCAST | Ep.14 Saving Thai cats one paw at a time

Tourism11 hours ago

Bullets-in-bag Israeli given 18 months in Thailand

Video1 day ago

Thailand News Today | 9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Economy1 day ago

Thai baht soars to six-month high against US dollar

Pattaya1 day ago

Motorcycle taxi riders rally against unlicensed ride-share app drivers in Pattaya

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11