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Interior Ministry seeks quick fix for brackish tap water in Bangkok


Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Boonyamanee said that his ministry had been coordinating with the Royal Irrigation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives to solve the problem of brackish water in the Bangkok metropolitan area.

“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