A resident went on Facebook to complain about the water coming out of their taps – it was as black as ink and certainly couldn’t be used for consumption.
Even if you wanted a shower you would have to wait until the filthy sediment settled. And the problem had been going on for ages in the community in Samsoong district.
Some 100 houses were affected.
Soon the power of a Sanook investigation coupled with social media had the Ban Soon water authorities on the case saying that after a thorough cleaning the problem should be fixed.