I live in Pattaya and manage a large apartment complex. Every time there is a long holiday weekend, or during the peak holiday season when the city swells to capacity, there is an insufficient water supply to meet our residents' needs.
We have a two-day reserve storage, but even this is not enough and we are forced to buy water from tanker trucks at 10 times the meter rate. These trucks siphon their water from the same reservoir that is supposed to supply water to the city.
Deputy mayor Verawat Khakhay stated: ''While outright supply shortages are no longer a problem, the actual distribution system remains insufficient to serve every neighbourhood without disruption.'' (Pattaya Mail, Aug 31).