Ankle-deep water and spewing sewer grates greeted residents of Soi Khao Noi after a May 26 thunderstorm.
The flood, which was measured as deep as 50 centimeters near Chatkaew Village, was the first of likely many to come before rainy season ends in November. Residents say city hall continually promises to change that.
On Oct. 28, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and city engineers visited the area, saying Pattaya was spending 500 million baht to study and resolve the city’s flooding problems, especially in East Pattaya, which receives runoff from higher ground in Nongprue and Nong Plalai.
City Councilman Praiwan Arromchuen previously said the area’s storm drains would be cleaned to facilitate drainage. Meanwhile, Banglamung officials are working quickly to drain the South Pattaya drainage canal.
Heavy rains and floods have become synonymous in Pattaya over the years as the city grows and drainage canals become encroached upon and blocked.