THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Black wastewater fouls Jomtien beach

CHON BURI: Tourists are staying away from Jomtien beach after foul black wastewater poured out into the sea, polluting one of Pattaya’s most popular attractions.

tourismenvironmentpollutionmarine
By Bangkok Post

Monday 7 May 2018, 03:22PM


Black muck fouls Jomtien beach in Pattaya after wastewater was washed out to the sea after days of rain. Screebgrab: Anond Seelaphusidh / Facebook

Black muck fouls Jomtien beach in Pattaya after wastewater was washed out to the sea after days of rain. Screebgrab: Anond Seelaphusidh / Facebook

The black water gushed from a stormwater culvert and spread along about a kilometre of beach and out into the sea, immediately in front of many hotels, yesterday (May 6).

Visitors were unhappy and complained about the authorities’ slow response to the incident.

Their complaints mounted as videos of the foul muck were posted on Facebook by user Anond Seelaphausidh.

Pattaya City spokesman Pol Maj Gen Phinit Manirat said the discharged wastewater was in an area overseen by Na Jomtien Municipality, but local officials in the province must solve the problem together because “it’s the same sea”.

Officials have been sent to inspect the area.

QSI International School Phuket

The black water appeared as Pattaya was hit by three days of heavy rain, which was thought to have washed accumulated waste out to sea.

It was unclear whether seaside resorts were also to be blamed for releasing wastewater into the sea.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 07 May 2018 - 19:47:56

Of course it will remain unclear or the pollution comes from the many hotels behind it
'We' don't want to know or investigate. That is what 'we' are paid for, understand?
And to make it complicated and avoid to be appointed as being responsible 'we' say:.."Must solve problem together, it's the same sea"
Sorry, dear tourists, what are you complaining?

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Police traffic tickets set to go digital

Drunk cyclists? Come on, that can't actually be a thing. What is there, like one? Focus on moto...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

...right,also customs should check every Chinese tourist to make sure none of this sunscreens been s...(Read More)


US Govt shutdown prevents tsunami-warning buoy going live

I wounder who would be responsible right now if something would happen?...(Read More)


Layan lockout: Public access denied amid Supreme Court wrangle for B10bn beachfront land

Well, there is only fool out of the 60 milllion population who thinks, government action against no...(Read More)


New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

Not matter of being worried/panic when you live high/dry. A 1.5 year not working Tsunami buoy is no...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Westerners were the #1 tourists. 4 years ago, Thailand made changes to make things less desirable fo...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Have written it before, finished and scammed+++ Europeans and then it was Chinese next is Indian and...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

Sun-protection creams, soaps, shampoos during boat trips or during fishing for all professional fish...(Read More)


Tout dumps slow loris with tourist, evades arrest at Kata Beach

I think my know everything thai, has a very short, or damaged, memory, a very quick search throws th...(Read More)


Bad day in Phuket: Australian found hanged, Frenchman dies of heart attack

Not a good day for the police officers? I bet the two dead guys were not that happy about it either....(Read More)