City Hall aims to cut water consumption by 20 percent to cope with drought

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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration aims to cut water consumption by 20 percent in the upcoming dry season to set an example for the other state agencies and the private sector to follow suit.

The City Administration held a meeting of relevant units today (Monday) to discuss the drought problem and how they can cut back water usage during the dry season.

Mrs Bensai Keeyapat, assistant secretary of Bangkok governor, said that the meeting had come up with five measures to cope with the drought problem.

The measures include: a cutback of water usage by all units under the supervision of the City Hall by about 20 percent; inspection of tap water pipes to find out leaks and to have them fixed; recycling of used water; reducing water shortage impacts in farm land located in the outskirts of the city and campaigns to encourage members of the public to use water sparingly.

Mrs Bensai said the City Administration has eight water treatment plants which will treat used water for reuse such as to water plants and to clean footpaths and roads.