Pattaya communities urged to connect all homes, businesses to sewage system

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Sanitation Department staffers explain to neighborhood leaders the best way to properly dispose of community wastewater.
Sanitation Department staffers explain to neighborhood leaders the best way to properly dispose of community wastewater.

Pattaya trained neighborhood leaders on how to properly dispose of community wastewater.

Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai opened the July 18 campaign for 84 community representatives.

Sanitation Department staffers explained how neighborhoods can promote to residents and businesses the principles of environmental conservation and managing flood runoff and sewage.

They said the city needs everyone’s cooperation in resolving long-running water-pollution problems and explained Pattaya’s efforts over the years to capture and treat wastewater.

However, they said, not every home and business is connected to the city’s sewage system and/or paying utility bills. More cooperation is needed.

Participants were surveyed for opinions, demands and recommendations regarding wastewater collection and processing.

Satit Maneechai, an advisor to the Royal Irrigation Department, spoke about HM the late King Rama IX’s philosophy about water conservation.

Satit works with the Pid Thong Lung Pra Foundation, which is an organization continuing royal ideas for continuous development and raising awareness of conservation of natural resources and Thai art and culture. (PCPR)