A Chinese restaurant cited in August for illegally dumping wastewater into Third Road has been given 15 days to clean up act again after being hit with three new health violations.
Deputy Mayors Pattana Boonsawad and Manote Nongyai sent their secretary, sanitation workers and public-health inspectors to the Chur Hai Ie Jie eatery on Third Road at Soi Chalermprakiat 9 April 3 following complaints leveled online.
Inspectors found the restaurant illegally was cooking on the ground and had not installed grease traps. Grease and water also were on the floor, creating a hazardous working condition.
Most seriously, the restaurant was flushing wastewater into the sewers even though it had no license to connect to the system.
Owner Suchart Surachai was given until April 17 to make corrections.
The same restaurant was cited on Aug. 9 for digging a trench where polluted water and food scraps were dumped, allowing the waste to flow to Third Road.
Authorities reached an agreement with the restaurant to stop the pollution and dispose of wastewater properly and city hall said the issues were resolved. But instead of using a trench, the wastewater was then dumped into sewer pipes.