Residents demand Pattaya stop sewage release

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Naklua residents are demanding that Pattaya address a long-running problem of raw sewage flowing into the sea at the north end of town.

Last year, Pattaya installed a 1.3 million baht, 1-kilometer-long drainage pipe to dump storm runoff into the sea. A backhoe and other machinery were used to construct a barrier on the beach and large stones were placed along the construction area to prevent erosion.

Naklua residents are demanding that Pattaya address a long-running problem of raw sewage flowing into the sea at the north end of town.Naklua residents are demanding that Pattaya address a long-running problem of raw sewage flowing into the sea at the north end of town.

However, for a year now, residents claim raw sewage has been continually released into the sea, causing pollution, a foul odor, and damage to the marine environment in the local water.

Boonma Pangrak, a Ban Rongmaikit community leader, said no organization has taken serious responsibility for the problem. He said it’s obvious the water being released into the ocean has not been processed by a waste-treatment plant.

He said residents are demanding some government agency step in to address the issue.