“During January 28 to February 2, saltwater has intruded the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority’s water supply in Pathum Thani province, so people in Bangkok and surrounding areas will experience brackish tap water in certain times,” he said. “The ministry has urged the Irrigation Department to increase the draining rate to reduce salinity in Chao Phraya and Tha Jin rivers, which should gradually reduce the water’s brackishness.”
Niphon added that the two ministries are also making sure that the water supply will be enough for consumption in metropolitan areas which cover Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn provinces during the upcoming drought season.
Published : February 02, 2021
By : THE NATION