About 400 public drinking water fountains on a plinth are in such a bad state due to lack of maintenance that they no longer meet project objectives, cause a nuisance on sidewalks and affect the landscape of the city, and are therefore being removed, Bangkok’s deputy governor Sakolthee Phatthiyakul said after an inspection of the demolition of a drinking water fountain on Rama VI Road.
The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) has been working since November 22 to remove the water fountains and all accessories and restore sidewalks to their original state.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will now take over maintenance and restore the pavement to its best condition – a task expected to be completed in 90 days.
Sakolthee said the drinking water foot project has been in operation since 1999 thanks to the MWA in collaboration with the BMA and the private sector to improve the quality of life of the residents of Bangkok.
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