The main source of water supply for Korat City is from Lamtaklong dam. A total of around 450,000 people in the 4 districts and surrounding area of Korat city depend on this water source for livelihood and irrigation. There is water scarcity in the dry season. The raw water is pumped into the city for treatment/purification and distribution, through 60 Kilometres pipeline. Water losses from pipes are about 35-45 %. The Municipality pays roughly Baht 6 million for electricity for water pumping per month (for Lamtaklong and Makhamtao stations alone).