Gen Prawit officially launched the largest groundwater supply in Chainat, Thailand distributing water for more than 5,000 people throughout the year
On 21th October 2020, General Prawit Wongsuwon, Deputy Prime Minister, together with Mr. Varawut Silpa-Archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat, Permanent Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment officially launched the largest groundwater supply from Riverbank Filtration (RBF) well project at Ban Thanyudom,
Hat Tha Sao subdistrict, Mueang district, Chainat.
The Department of Groundwater Resources has implemented the large-scale groundwater development project by using Riverbank Filtration (RBF) technique to supply water in drought prone areas nationwide. The pilot areas include Chainat, Ratchaburi, and Suphanburi. The project aims to develop a large groundwater supply system and promote conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater.
This project consists of 1) 24-inch diameter wells which is the largest groundwater well in Thailand, providing water around 250 cubic meters per hour (4,000 cubic meters per day), 2) a 300 cubic meters water distribution tank, 3) manganese filter tanks equipped with water distribution system at 5,800 meters distance, 4) Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment for drinking water, 5) a groundwater knowledge learning center, and 6) clean drinking water taps.
This project can annually supply water for over 5,000 locals (1,484 households) in 8 villages in Hat Tha Sao subdistrict, Muang district, Chai Nat province. Upon completion, it is expected that 1,460,000 cubic meters of water will be developed annually, supplying water for at least 8,000 people, and supporting agriculture of 6,200 rai.