Media pressure gets Nongprue neighbors relief from sewage backup

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After four years of complaining to Nongprue officials about nearby sewers overflowing into their houses and gardens when it rains, local homeowners complained in the press. Three weeks later the sub-district finally dispatched workers to fix the problem.
After four years of complaining to Nongprue officials about nearby sewers overflowing into their houses and gardens when it rains, local homeowners complained in the press. Three weeks later the sub-district finally dispatched workers to fix the problem.

After four years of having their complaints ignored by Nongprue officials, a group of Nongprue homeowners got the media to solve their problem with sewage backups.

Chaowali Klinklan, representing the homeowners in Soi Mabyailia 23 development said she moved into her house in 2011, but for the past four years the nearby sewers have overflowed into her yard when it rains.

On July 2, the sub-district finally dispatched workers to fix things, about three weeks after she and her neighbors complained in the press.

The problem was obvious: Neighborhood drains were clogged and when it rains they backed up, taking sewage with them into the street. The road slopes, so the sewage then ran downhill into her yard and even into her house.

She and her neighbors have complained for years about the smelly, unsanitary condition, but all Nongprue officials only told them “we’re looking into it.”

On the last day of last month, a work crew installed new pipes connecting to the drains, ensuring they were laid so that floodwaters would flow downward into a large culvert outside the village.

Sub-district officials said they believe the work will resolve the backups, but have to wait until the first big storm to test it.

  • Ken Anderson

    ”She and her neighbors have complained for years about the smelly, unsanitary condition”.

    Why does she and her neighbours think they should be any different to most other Pattaya residents?