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To quench concerns over water scarcity threatening the Songkran festival, Hua Hin Municipality is taking swift action to ensure the festivities flow smoothly without parching tourism enthusiasm. Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul, flanked by municipal bigwigs and key officials, huddled to hash out strategies to navigate the drought as the region gears up for the traditional Thai … …

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Is it just me or has the writing style in a lot of these articles become a bit.......florid?  Some of the adjectives and nouns seem unnatural for straight news reporting.

Drought condition in Hua Hin.  The Mayor huddled with bigwigs and waterworks honchos, hashing out and hustling in orchestrated solutions for the watery quagmire of parched pipes and dribbling taps in residential haunts!  Wow!  😄  

Also seems to be trending in descriptions of police/medical responses - caped crusaders swoop in swiftly to squelch the scoundrels and restore peace and order for the citizens of the shire.

Google Brain suggests a link to the use of ChatGPT by freelance content writers.   Not bagging on it, or Thaiger, just wondering if anyone else noticed a shift in style in the last year or so.

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More importantly,  the description of drought in Hua Hin is inaccurate.  Yes, there are new housing developments that do not have a strong supply of water. However, that is due to inadequate infrastructure and low water pressure.  Perhaps if the local authorities required the new projects to have a verified water supply first before allowing completion transfers,  residents would not have homes without adequate water supply. Look at some of the massive condo towers being erected. There is no way, the common PVC piping system can supply sufficient water for a building to maintain a reservoir system, let alone satisfy the needs of a 150+ unit property. All you need is for people to  hit the showers  at the same time and the water demand is too high.

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Has Huahin had this water shortage for a long time and do the officials have a remedy? I've read that this area has less rain than other parts of Thailand.

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Approx. 25 miles west of Hua Hin center is the Pranburi dam and Pranburi reservoir. Much of Hua Hin's water comes from here. It is supplemented by the Kaeng Kraechan Lake  (with dam) approx. 65 NE of Hua Hin Center. The water source is there. The problem is getting the water to the  city and its housing developments. The pipes leak. Usually, when there is a supply problem it is because of a failure in the distribution system. The shortages are due to the missing infrastructure and large development lack of onsite reservoirs or water tanks.

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