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Stockpile water, say officials

WARNING ON DRINKING SUPPLIES AS RIVER TURNS SALTY

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The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority has urged Bangkokians to start stockpiling tap water now as higher levels of sea water are likely to affect production in the city's east this week. 

HIGH AND DRY: A boy walks down the parched bank of Ban Chung canal in Ayutthaya’s Nakhon Luang district. The canal is drying up rapidly.

The salt water, which usually taints the Chao Phraya river in the dry season, is expected to reach the MWA's Sam Lae pumping station in  Pathum Thani's Muang district by tomorrow, said MWA governor Thanasak Watanathana, referring to the forecast given by the Royal Navy's Hydrographic Department.

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