Phatsorn Wisuthiwatcharakul, Chief of Public Health and Environment Division at Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor), inspected the pipe on Wednesday (Oct 5) after being informed of last Friday’s “fountain of brown” surging from the pipe. (See story here.)
“We inspected the pipe and it does not belong to the hotel,” Ms Phatsorn told The Phuket News.
“It also is not one of ours (Cherng Talay OrBorTor). The pipe was installed by Cherng Talay Municipality, and their officers told us that the pipe was installed many years ago to drain excess rainwater to the sea,” she said.
“Regardless, we have collected some water samples to check for any contamination. Cherng Talay Municipality has been advised on this matter,” Ms Phatsorn said.
Fellow Cherng Talay public health official Nuttapon Pakdee, who is assisting Ms Phatsorn in her investigation, urged people to report any similar concerns about dirty water flowing into public areas.
“If anyone notices or suspects water pollution in our area, please report it to Cherng Talay OrBorTor Public Health and Environment Office by calling 076-271096 or you can file a complaint by email directly to me at jj_jack7582@hotmail,” Mr Nuttapon said.