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Govt orders 25 free mineral water dispensers nationwide


The government has instructed the Department of Groundwater Resources to set up 25 drinking water dispensers on main roads across the nation to ensure people stay hydrated during the searing hot summer months.

In a Facebook post, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the plan on Thursday (April 23), saying people will no longer have to spend for drinking water.
“These mineral water dispensers will cut down people’s expenses by thousands of baht per year,” CCSA said.
“The mineral water will be pumped from artesian wells using solar power and should be able to produce up to 20 cubic metres of water per hour. This water will be purified through the reverse osmosis [RO] system so people can be confident that the water they are drinking is pure, clean and safe.”
Three of these mineral water dispensers have already been set up, including one outside the Department of Groundwater Resources on Ngamwongwan Road in Bangkok, one at Si Prachan Methi Pramuk School on Suphanburi-Chai Nat Road and one at the Don Chedi Highway Depot on U Ya-Don Chedi Road in Suphanburi province.
The department will be setting up the remaining water dispensers within May at the following sites:
1. Ban Huat Community Market, Phaholyothin Road, Lampang
2. Nong Lum Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Phitsanulok-Nakhon Sawan Road, Phichit
3. Nakhon Chum Sub-district Municipality, Phaholyothin Road, Kamphaeng Phet
4. Nong Prue district, Chalermrat Road, Kanchanaburi
5. Ban Khong Sub-district Municipality, Petchkasem Road, Ratchaburi
6. U-Tapao parking area, Suphanburi-Chai Nat Road, Chai Nat
7. Sila Thip Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Saraburi-Lom Sak Road, Lopburi
8. Wang Wa Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Sukhumvit Road, Rayong
9. Bureau of Groundwater Resources Region 3, Suwannasorn Road, Saraburi
10. Sala Lamduan Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Suwannasorn Road, Sa Kaew
11. Khok Sung Samphan Sub-district Municipality, Maliwan Road, Khon Kaen
12. Ban Nong Hai Kham Pia School, Mittraphap Road, Khon Kaen
13. Maklua Mai monument, Mittraphap Road, Nakhon Ratchasima
14. Bureau of Groundwater Resources Region 5, Ratchasima-Pak Thong Chai Road, Nakhon Ratchasima
15. Nakha Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Mittraphap Road, Udon Thani
16. Khok Sung Sub-district Municipality, Nittayo Road, Udon Thani
17. Trakan Phuet Phon district bus station, Ubon Ratchathani-Khemmarat Road, Ubon Ratchathani
18. Hua Hin District Office, Petchkasem Road, Prachuap Khiri Khan
19. Wat Chontharam, Surat-Nakhon Si Thammarat Road, Nakhon Si Thammarat
20. Khlong Phon Pattana Municipality, Petchkasem Road, Krabi
21. Nakhon Si Thammarat-Sathing Phra Road, Songkhla
22. Hat Yai-Pattani Road, Pattani

Published : April 23, 2020

By : The Nation