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Officials target Soi Paniang flooding

PHUKET: Ratsada Municipality has installed a pump to help drain the Soi Paniang community just north of Samkong so that residents can access their homes and to help alleviate fears of more homes being flooded.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 30 August 2022, 11:41AM


Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panaphong chaired a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Aug 29) to discuss long-term solutions to the problem of repeated flooding throughout the area.

“We receive complaints that the community floods every year during the monsoon season as the drains are inadequate to carry away the run-off,” V/Gov Pichet said.

“Homes and businesses are flooded, and people have trouble even driving out of their community or reaching their homes,” he added.

People living in Soi Paniang 1, Moo 5, Ratsada, were particularly affected by the recurring flooding, he said.

At the meeting it was explained that a mobile pump station from the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) had been made available to Ratsada Municipality as a short-term solution.

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The large pump to drain excess water from areas and pump it into the Bang Yai Canal, it was explained.

A larger drain will be installed to help take the run-off into the Bang Yai Canal, the meeting was also told.

The Office of Public Works and Town Planning is working on plans to have the larger drain, described to be one metre across, installed.

“There may be some adjustments necessary. This is currently in the process of being resolved,” V/Gov Pichet said after the meeting.

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Kurt | 31 August 2022 - 07:05:08

Did V/G check or present drain pipes are clear of debris?
And yes, the more land you put below concrete, the larger drain pipes you need to flush water away, if you not want to catch it and lead it to reservoirs, like in Singapore.

christysweet | 30 August 2022 - 22:43:21

Yes one meter  wide so lots more garbage can be flushed into the ocean. Let's pave over  more permeable earth while at it,  too. Chop down ALL the old growth  forest and erect condo shells in its place. 50 years  until Venus, folks. Glad to not be any younger. 

 

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