Soi 5 December flooding woes to be solved in March

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Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and workers from the sanitation and engineering departments visit leaders of the Soi 5 December Community to survey flooding problems and listen to opinions and recommendations about solutions.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and workers from the sanitation and engineering departments visit leaders of the Soi 5 December Community to survey flooding problems and listen to opinions and recommendations about solutions.

Construction will begin in March to upgrade the drainage system in the repeatedly flooded Soi 5 December Community.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and workers from the sanitation and engineering departments visited leaders of the Sukhumvit Road neighborhood Oct. 31 to survey flooding problems and listen to opinions and recommendations about solutions.

While the community’s drainage system already includes a clarifier and a three-pump station, it has proved insufficient in dealing with the runoff from higher ground.

Pattana told residents that the city already approved 8 million baht to build a 1,000-cubic-meter retention pond at the beginning of the soi to hold runoff until it can be pumped 12 kilometers to the Naklua Canal, plus an additional clarifier at the end of the soi.

Paiboon Buranasilp, head of construction design and drainage system control, said work would begin in March and take about 6-7 weeks.