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27 February 2014 :: 12:02:37 pm 82640

Water Tank On The Side Of Chonburi Highway Bursts

The executive of Eastern Water Resources Development and Management (PCL) went to inspect the damage from the explosion of a water tank on the side of Chonburi highway. The preliminary damage was expected to be around 70 million THB.
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CHONBURI – February 26, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 2.30 p.m. Mr. Wanchai Lorwatthanatrakul (Managing Director of Eastern Water Resources Development and Management (PCL) or East Water went to inspect the construction project of the water tank conduit of Bang Pakong-Bang Phra-Chonburi on the side of highway no.7 Amphur Sri Racha, Chonburi province, because on February 25, 2014 there was an incident were a water tank 30 meters in width, 30 meters in length and 18 meters high which contained 14,000 cubic meters of water had burst causing a massive flood that washed away shops and cars that were being driven, also 3 people were injured.

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Mr. Wanchai said that Cisco Engineering Co., Ltd. was assigned by East Water Group to design and construct the water tank in order to build the hydrology (water balance) that would adjust the pressure water delivery to the user in the area of Laem Chabang – Pattaya – Chonburi . At present it is under testing for the durability which is the last stage of the project before submitting it to East Water Group. Before the incident occurred they were it with approximately 6,000 cubic meters of water but the tank could not bear the water capacity so it blew up and causing the flood.

Mr. Wanchai said that after incident occurred he had coordinated with the local organization in the area such as Chao Phraya Surasak City Municipal, Highway Department, Road and Transit Division and the related organizations to move the impeded objects off the road and he already requested for the water truck from the Royal Irrigation Department in order to clean up the road surface and to set up a roadblock in the incident area. Initially, the total damage was approximately 70 million THB. Mr. Wanchai will coordinate with the specialists to inspect the accident to find the actual cause of explosion. He also confirmed that the incident didn’t affect with the water users of East Water Group.


East Water Tank Explosion Washed Away Houses And CarsThe Regulating well of East Water exploded after its first test, resulting in 2 nearby houses getting washed away by the high pressure water. It also over turned 2 vans.

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