More pumps installed to drain flooded Bangkok

The Irrigation Department has installed more pumps to speed up the draining of floodwater from around Bangkok into the sea.

More pumps installed to drain flooded Bangkok
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More pumps installed to drain flooded Bangkok

published : 19 Sep 2022 at 13:14

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Apinya Wipatayotin

Pumps drain floodwater into Bang Khen canal in Bang Khen district, Bangkok. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The Irrigation Department has installed more pumps to speed up the draining of floodwater from around Bangkok into the sea.

Two more hydroflow pumps had been installed at the Nang Hong water pumping station in Samut Prakan, in addition to the six pumps sent there last week.

In Chachoengsao, which takes water from Bangkok's Lat Krabang district, two hydroflow pumps had been installed in Muang district.

In Nakhon Nayok, 12 pumps had been installed. The additional pumps were to drain water from the lower Khlong Hok canal, which has taken water from inner Bangkok and Pathum Thani, into the Nakhon Nayok river. This would help reduce the volume of water running past Bangkok and reduce flooding in Pathum Thani's low-lying areas.

The Irrigation Department would continue to provide help to areas affected by flooding until the situation returns to normal, or the end of the rainy season.

Vocabulary

  • drain: to get rid of the water in an area of land - ระบายออก
  • install: to put a piece of equipment somewhere and make it ready for use - ติดตั้ง
  • irrigation: the process of bringing water to land through a system of pipes, ditches, etc. in order to make crops grow - ระบบชลประทาน
  • pump: a piece of equipment for making a liquid or gas move into or out of something - เครื่องสูบ(น้ำ etc.)
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