A general view of the Chao Phraya river (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Tap water in Bangkok, 2 other provinces, turns brackish, but still safe

Households in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan have been warned that their tap water may occasionally taste brackish, due to the high content of sodium chloride, but that it is…

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Salty tap water needs urgent attention

Experts come up with a short-term fix and a long-term solution to the problem of salty tap water that looks set to become a permanent fixture Residents of Bangkok are…

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People in Bangkok and suburbs warned not to drink tap water due to high salinity

Residents of Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned not to drink tap water due to the high salt content, caused by seawater reaching upstream of the source of tap…

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Irrigation and waterworks authority flushing seawater out of Chao Phraya River

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) have jointly employed a technique, called “water hammer”, to flush seawater out of the Chao Phraya River in their…

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Bangkok tap water may turn brackish as seawater intrudes into Chao Phraya

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is keeping a close watch on the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, to the extent that it may affect the…

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Handouts for 14.5 million poor for electricity, water and travel expenses

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to a 38.7 billion baht populist package to help 14.5 million poor people who hold welfare cards during the period from December to next…

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