Residents complain about 4 years of sewage overflow

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For the past four years the sewers in Moo 6 village have overflowed into nearby houses when it rains.
For the past four years the sewers in Moo 6 village have overflowed into nearby houses when it rains.

A group of Nongprue homeowners have turned to the media after sub-district officials have spent the past four years brushing off their complaints about sewage backups.

Chaowali Klinklan, representing the homeowners in Moo 6 village, 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.

The problem is obvious, she said: Neighborhood drains are clogged and when it rains they back up, taking sewage with them into the street. The road slopes, so the sewage then runs downhill into her yard and even the house.

She and her neighbors have complained for years about the smelly, unsanitary condition, but all Nongprue officials ever tell them is “we’re looking into it.” Exasperated, the homeowners turned to the press hoping to put pressure on the sub-district to finally fix the problem.