Time-lapse cameras are likely to be in place around the Kathu Police Station where a nearby canal frequently overflows during heavy downpours, leaving officers to wade to work.
''This is my first year as mayor during the floods period and we are working hard to beat it,'' Mayor Chalermlak said.
Backhoes are being used to dig out canals so water flow can become greater, she said.
''Unfortunately the downpours also interrupt this work,'' she said. ''We also not have pumps ready for use that can clear the area of water in 30 minutes.''
A sluice-gate system is also in development so that greater volumes of excessive water can be held back temporarily once budget is available next year.
The mayor and officials toured the canals today warning residents not to build extension that might interfere with the flow of water or access to canals.
Under previous administrations, approval was given for building projects that in some cases block natural waterways.
The mayor met residents at a megastore today and plans to continue regular monthly meetings around the Patong district.