Where is Rawai’s municipal water?

I have been “supplied” by the Phuket Provincial Water Supply (PPWS) for nearly a year, and it seems they deliberately turn off the water supply after four or five days to prevent their customers starting to rely on it.

After all, if their customers started to believe that they had any kind of “right” to receive municipal water, they would start to complain when they didn’t get it and the phone at the PPWS would be ringing off the hook.

Also, what would all the shops that sell those huge blue plastic water tanks do? Not to mention the water pump suppliers, well diggers,...

  • Asked on Saturday, March 10, 2007 | 04:32 PM
    Roger, Rawai.

This problem still occurs because roadworks are still being carried out on Chao Fa West Rd on the way to Rawai. Many water-supply pipes are broken because the pipes are next to the road. When the construction company uses heavy machinery for digging, they frequently break the pipes.

I suggest that people have water tanks to keep a spare water supply as this happens very often. Sometimes when we stop the water supply to repair a broken pipe and then we release it again, we find that the pipes are broken elsewhere.

If people want to have enough water, they should use water tanks until the roadworks are finished in about two months.

  • Answered on Saturday, March 10, 2007 | 04:32 PM
    Sayan Wareearoonroj, Manager of Phuket Provincial Water Supply (PPWS).
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