No water for Songkran in Chaiyaphum

No water for Songkran in Chaiyaphum

The section of the Chi River sits dry near a tap water plant in Muang district of Chaiyaphum province on Wednesday. (Photo by Makhawan Wannakul)
The section of the Chi River sits dry near a tap water plant in Muang district of Chaiyaphum province on Wednesday. (Photo by Makhawan Wannakul)

People in parts of Chaiyaphum have no water to celebrate the Songkran water festival.

Winai Saengsupawat, chief of the Chaiyaphum provincial waterworks authority, announced Wednesday morning that due to drought, tap water would be weak or not flow at all in the Muang and Ban Khwao districts of this northeastern province from April 13-17, the Songkran holidays.

Affected areas consisted of Ban Khai, Ban Phue, Bung Khla, Khok Sung, Non Samran, Nong Phai, Pone Thong, and Rob Muang areas of Muang Chaiyaphum district; and Non Daeng and Talad Raeng areas of Ban Khwao district.

Actually tap water already had been stopped for a week in Ban Phue area. Drought was the severest there in decades.

Chaiyaphum governor Chusak Trisan deployed water trucks to help affected people.


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