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No more state pedestal drinking water fountains in Bangkok


Around 400 public pedestal drinking water fountains have been found to be in a deteriorating condition because of lack of maintenance, not meeting the objectives of a project from the very beginning, causing obstruction on pavements and affecting the scenery of the city and are therefore being demolished, Bangkoks deputy governor Sakolthee Phatthiyakul said on Thursday after inspecting the demolition of a drinking water fountain on Rama VI Road.

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) had demolished the water platform and all its accessories since November 22 and restored the sidewalk to its original state.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will now take over maintenance and reform the pavement to its best condition – a task expected to be completed in 90 days.

Sakolthee said the drinking water pedestal project had been in operation since 1999 courtesy of the MWA in cooperation with the BMA and the private sector to improve the quality of life for Bangkokians.

Published : December 23, 2021

By : THE NATION