22 Thai provinces brace for water shortage

Twenty-two provinces in northern, north-eastern, eastern and southern Thailand are advised to brace for shortages of water for consumption during the upcoming dry season beginning on November 1 and may last up to eight months, Thai PBS reported.

The National Water Resources Office issued the warning on October 21 citing low levels of water in reservoirs which are the main sources for tap water production by 42 provincial waterworks in 22 provinces, the report added.

Areas at risk identified by the National Water Resources Office are the following: 

  1. Chiang Mai
  2. Lampang
  3. Phayao
  4. Chiang Rai
  5. Nakhon Sawan 
  6. Phichit 
  7. Phetchabun 
  8. Nakhon Ratchasima 
  9. Roi-et
  10. Maha Sarakham
  11. Chaiyaphum
  12. Khon Kaen
  13. Udon Thani
  14. Nong Bua Lamphu
  15. Loei 
  16. Sakhon Nakhon
  17. Buriram 
  18. Pattaya in Chon Buri
  19. Phang-nga
  20. Phuket 
  21. Nakhon Si Thammarat 
  22. Surat Thani

The Royal Irrigation Department said that people will be asked to use water sparingly.

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Photo: Phuket News