Pattaya seeks public help in identifying illegal waste dumper

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Pattaya officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying a private company that has been dumping sewage in an open field on Thepprasit Soi 9.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn led a team of Environment Department employees to the property May 4 and interviewed residents following numerous complaints about trucks dumping liquid waste from septic tanks.

The hazardous waste has sent foul odors across the neighborhood.

Residents told the deputy mayor they believe the trucks are owned by a private company and are dumping human waste and other sewage.

Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn told reporters the city is seeking the public’s help in finding out who is dumping raw sewage into this privately owned field.

Wutisak said city hall has already received some evidence, which includes photographs submitted by the local residents, but they need clearer images to identify the culprits. Those with information can call 038-427-960.

He said those doing illegal dumping face fines of up to 10,000 baht.

The city also will try to locate the property owner and have a fence or wall erected around the field.