Pattaya sanitation workers responded to Wong Amat Beach after recent heavy rains flooded the beachfront with raw sewage.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay led Sanitation Department staffers to Wong Amat behind the North Point condominium Oct. 21 after complaints about the release of smelly wastewater there.
In the area, a contractor has been laying large underground tunnels and manholes for the sewage system that runs along Wong Amat Beach. The project is nearly finished. The remaining work is to connect all tunnels to the manholes to prevent wastewater from flowing into the sea.
Officials inspect the area of Wong Amat Beach where heavy rain interrupted construction of new waste water pipes, causing sewage to empty into the sea.
Verawat said contractor Samprasit Co. reported that a massive amount of rainwater has caused the sewage in the tunnels and manholes to overflow onto the beach, which made it look like the workers were releasing wastewater on purpose. They also said that the construction has been very slow during the rainy season.
Officials told the workers to solve the problem as soon as possible. The problem was revealed, that all sewage tunnels coming out from the condos in the area are supposed to be connected to the manholes, but two weren’t.
The contractors are working hard, trying to complete the construction before November and high season.
After completing the construction, the contractors said that the sewage system would be able to handle the flow from condos and other business venues in the area and release it into the pumping area near Wat Nong Yai and prevent it from overflowing into the sea.