Thai hotels on drought alert

Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thai hoteliers in major tourist destinations are preparing measures to deal with serious drought this summer, the media reported on Friday.

Members of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) are running water-saving campaigns after being warned that this year’s drought will be the worst in a decade, The Bangkok Post.

“We have asked for cooperation from our member hotels to help save water,” said THA president Surapong Techaruvichit.

Many hotels, particularly big ones, have their own water reserves and some have already bought water.

In Phuket – one of most visited places in the country, the THA reported that hotels have enough water reserves for use until June.

According to the Public Works Department, hotel guests use an average of 350 litres of water per day. Normally, people consume 180-200 litres per day.

Saving water in Thailand has become a major issue after warnings that many provinces are expected to run out of water for household consumption and other essential use.

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