Jomtien Beach sewers cleaned

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Pattaya workers clean out drains on Jomtien Beach Road Soi 5 to improve flood drainage.
Pattaya workers clean out drains on Jomtien Beach Road Soi 5 to improve flood drainage.

Pattaya workers sucked and scraped out drains on Jomtien Beach Road to improve flood drainage.

Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat oversaw the Oct. 16 operation at Jomtien Soi 5. A suction truck sucked out most the mud and garbage blocking the underground tunnels, but workers had to clear the rest by hand.

Pattana said Soi 5 is the main natural drainage path for Jomtien Beach, but garbage and natural debris often get washed into sewer pipes, which are too small to accommodate all the water.

Long-term plans, he said, call for replacement of the pipes.