East Water provides water to help people living in Chon Buri and Chachoengsao
Royal Irrigation Department provides irrigation water through the pipelines of East Water to produce tap water to help solving the problems in Chonburi and Chachoengsao areas.
Recently, the volume of water in Bangphra Reservoir, Chonburi, remains for use only 14 million cubic meters. As the water can be available for using only 70 days, it is necessary to reduce the irrigation from previously 200,000 cubic meters per day to 160,000 cubic meters from 1st May.
Mr. Kerdchai Thanyawattanakul, Director of Regional Irrigation Office 9, reveals that the approval is on using the water from the bottom of Bangphra Reservoir to be used for 5 million cubic meters and the water from the bottom of Banbueng Reservoir will be used as well.
For the untreated water for producing the tap water, the water diversion is prepared from neighboring provinces. Eastern Water Resources Development and Management PCL (East Water) has laid the pipes for water diversion and found the water sources from the soil ponds of private sector to be reserved as the source of untreated water to be sent into the water supply system of Provincial Waterworks Authority to produce the water supply in Chonburi and Chachoengsao.
Mr. Sokul Cheauphakdee, Director of Engineering of East Water, is certain that sending water through the water pipelines of Nongplalai - Nong Kho line 2 will help for water supply of 622 million cubic meters of water per year to mitigate the drought and support the growth of industry sector in the eastern region sustainably.