City continues preparing to mitigate floods

Friday, 15 August 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By  Surasak Huasoon

Bali Hai flood drains cleared

With rainy season about to kick into high gear, city workers cleared five drainage pipes at Bali Hai Pier, ensuring nothing blocks floodwaters from emptying into the sea.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome led Sanitation Engineering Department staffers to the pier Aug. 5 for the job to clear sand, garbage and natural debris from the tail ends of the pipelines carrying water from eastern parts of the city.

Sanitation Engineering Department staffers clean out sand and debris from flood water drainage pipes at Bali Hai Pier, part of the city’s ongoing effort to mitigate flooding when the heaviest rains hit in September and November. Sanitation Engineering Department staffers clean out sand and debris from flood water drainage pipes at Bali Hai Pier, part of the city’s ongoing effort to mitigate flooding when the heaviest rains hit in September and November.

The work was not easy, but better flow was created by the end of the day. It was not complete, however. Crews were back for the next three days, removing sand that both came down through the pipeline and was washed into it from the beach.

Sanitation Engineering Department crews clear sand, garbage and natural debris from the tail ends of the pipelines carrying flood water from eastern parts of the city.Sanitation Engineering Department crews clear sand, garbage and natural debris from the tail ends of the pipelines carrying flood water from eastern parts of the city.

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