City cleans drains along Third Road

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City workers continued efforts to unblock Pattaya’s storm-drainage system, this time sucking out drains on Third Road.

Sanitation Department employees later worked in front of the Ping Pub Aug. 21, opening drain covers and sucking sand, garbage and twigs out of pipes to prevent backups during heavy rains.

Department Director Wirat Jiraphaithun said the clear drains will help water flow to the city’s water-treatment plants.

The workers opened each drainage cover along Third Road in central Pattaya, checking and inspecting pipes. Employees took turns going underground to do the dirty work, passing up sand to be hauled away.

City workers take turns descending into the drains to do the dirty work, passing up sand to be hauled away. City workers take turns descending into the drains to do the dirty work, passing up sand to be hauled away.

Worker Narong Sareepant said the need for the work became obvious after recent rain resulted in drains turning into geysers of backed up water.

Anyone needing drains near them cleaned can contact the 1337 Pattaya Call Center.