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Water Shortage Hits KK Next Month

Postby SkyyWalker » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:18 pm

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Re: Water Shortage Hits KK Next Month

Postby SkyyWalker » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:29 pm

Though not specific to Khon Kaen City, here's yet another article talking about Thailand's drought: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... at-drought
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Postby Draco » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:22 pm

In UK when I used to live there. Not only did you have to pay extra for Private Hose pipe usage BUT also whenever there was some concern about water reserves the first thing that occurred was a well publicized Hose Pip ban for private use.

Does Thailand do the same?
If not why not?

gardens must come low in the "need" chain when there is such a widespread drought here

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Postby SkyyWalker » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:42 pm

If the garden produces food, it's definitely worth keeping it watered!

Dire situation in Korat: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/environ ... t-villages
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Re: Water Shortage Hits KK Next Month

Postby SkyyWalker » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:58 pm

No water ij our housing estate today. Has anyone else experienced a water outage?

At least we had a nice rain last night! :Smiley87:
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Postby Draco » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:01 pm

SkyyWalker wrote:No water ij our housing estate today. Has anyone else experienced a water outage?

At least we had a nice rain last night! :Smiley87:


Tonight as well (as I type). Sounds harder too. Doubt it will make much of a dent in the shortages.
My main concern is not being able to shower, use washing machine and toilets if water runs out and is cut off for days at a time.. Water can be bought for drinking.

Has anybody heard of a hose pipe or garden watering systems ban? There should be one in place if there is not one.
Do Golf courses get their water from lesser quality supplies not suitable for drinking? What about Dino Park and Public (*and private) swimming pools?

It amazes me Songkran street water fights have not been banned (as far as I know) other than maybe Tourist areas as such a huge source of revenue for Thailand.
I suspect a lot of water this year may be lifted form Bung Kaen Nakhon. If so expect a lot of E, N & T issues.
According to http://www.thaiwater.net/web/index.php/en.html UbonRat Dam is down to ZERO usable water (from last week's reported 1%). I'd like to know how one major Dam could be so much worse than the next worst Dam being reported at 5%. Maybe the Dam is expected to supply too many areas and businesses.

Things look pretty serious to me.

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Re: Water Shortage Hits KK Next Month

Postby SkyyWalker » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:34 pm

Actually, the Dam's water...well: http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/new ... sugar-crop

No joke when I say this, Katt and I have already supplied free water from the Chi river for a few local blokes so they can irrigate their various farming projects. No reason to take advantage of local farmers. I've not much sympathy for water parks or whatever, but I'm firmly committed to MY f-ing garden's survival as well as other regular folk's small farms who grow their own food.

I worry about potable water too, Draco, but if all you need is a good shower and laundry done, git yo asss down to the river and we'll sort ya out. Ya might even leave with some organic produce. Who knows?

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Postby Ozbloke » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:52 am

I once owned a house on 5 Acres just outside of Brisbane, Queensland and it was just outside the town water supply. So myself like many Australians had a 10,000 Gallon water tank which caught rainwater from the roof. That water would do us (2 adults) year round, I can only remember one really dry year when I bought 2 X 5000 Gal loads of water @ I think around $100 per load. Also the rain water was very pure and drinkable. Would this not be feasible in KK for any reason?

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Re: Water Shortage Hits KK Next Month

Postby SkyyWalker » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:12 am

That's a good idea.

We had a massive deluge last night. However, not enough to fill up the dams. Again, if any any of you need help with water in the future, let me know.
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Postby Administration » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:27 am

Most houses in the village do just that but it does not seem to be sufficient to last through a drought.
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