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"Danger to tourists" as filthy water continues to spew into Pattaya sea

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"Danger to tourists" as filthy water continues to spew into Pattaya sea

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable

 

PATTAYA: -- Sophon Cable TV reported on their Facebook page that filthy sewage infested water continued to spew into the sea near Walking Street.

 

Despite earlier reports that bacteria levels were far too high nothing has been done.

 

The sea represents a danger to tourists, they said.

 

Authorities were quoted as saying that heavy rains were making it impossible for a treatment plant to cope with the volume of filthy water.

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable

 

Some 19 million baht has been allocated to address the problem but City hall have yet to make inroads into the problem.

 

Sophon showed pictures of the trash and dirty water on a wide swathe of the beach yesterday.

 

Posters on their site said it was just more of the same - a problem that has existed for a long time and is not being properly addressed.

 

Source: Sophon Cable

 
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It's such a disgrace and a real shame Pattaya City hall cannot sort the water quality out. Twiddling the proverbial knobs by trying to fix what isn't broken (i.e. the so called recent improvements to Jomtien and Dongtan Beaches) and talking-up what Pattaya might become (i.e. a Sports Hub, a Boating Hub, etc.,) IMHO fools no one and so I feel sad that apathy reigns supreme here, where the water quality is a blight and a continuing embarrassment. :sad:

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Some 19 million baht has been allocated to address the problem

19 Mio. Wow. 

next week: 19 Mio gone, problem remains un-addressed

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On my first trip to Thailand, 17 years ago, I visited Pattaya.  I like to swim, and saw the beach, and thought :  how nice , a tropical beach, and nice warm water to swim in.   I swam out about 30 yards, and was suddenly in the middle of a BIG area of solid human sewage.  I doubt things have gotten any better since 2000. 

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These are perfect examples of the expression "What is wrong with this picture"? 

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How would that Russian lady feel who got arrested for feeding some bread crumbs to the fish in the ocean after reading that they dumping sewage water directly in the ocean? 

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3 hours ago, marginline said:

It's such a disgrace and a real shame Pattaya City hall cannot sort the water quality out. Twiddling the proverbial knobs by trying to fix what isn't broken (i.e. the so called recent improvements to Jomtien and Dongtan Beaches) and talking-up what Pattaya might become (i.e. a Sports Hub, a Boating Hub, etc.,) IMHO fools no one and so I feel sad that apathy reigns supreme here, where the water quality is a blight and a continuing embarrassment. :sad:

It's not the fault of the Pattaya City Council. The story clearly points out that it was the fault of the rain. In Thailand any problem is always the fault of something or someone else. And PM Prayut is a master of passing the buck so maybe the Council has been learning from him.

 

4 hours ago, webfact said:

19 million baht has been allocated to address the problem

I suspect the 19 million has long disappeared into various pockets.

The word "maintenance" is not in the Thai language.

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its time for a 45 bhat dollar..mabey some quality people will return...cause this city is lost in its own ass..

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Sewerage and stormwater are meant to be two totally different systems.  The sewer system is normally sealed and kept separate from grey water, stormwater.

Seems something has been overlooked by the town planners/engineers.

The river Thames flowing through London was in a similar state to Pattaya in the 19th century, and a huge and very efficient sewerage system was built.  

I wouldn't encourage anyone to venture near the sea in Pattaya's present run-down state.

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1 hour ago, Cadbury said:

It's not the fault of the Pattaya City Council. The story clearly points out that it was the fault of the rain. In Thailand any problem is always the fault of something or someone else. And PM Prayut is a master of passing the buck so maybe the Council has been learning from him.

 

I suspect the 19 million has long disappeared into various pockets.

The word "maintenance" is not in the Thai language.

The 'M' in Thailand stands for Maintenance.

 

Same like the 'J' that stands for civil "servants" doing their jobs.

 

 

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1 hour ago, masuk said:

Seems something has been overlooked by the town planners/engineers.

Lol.... the "overlooked" "something" may have been education ?

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Pattaya City is concentrating on one thing at the moment and that is making the area around Bali Hai look  good for the Navy review  next month. But at an estimated cost of 800 million baht I couldn't be optimistic there would be much money left over for other projects such as solving the growing crisis regarding rubbish disposal on Koh Larn Island .:sad:

And it doesn't matter that the rest of the place is falling apart- Dongtan beach walkway has literally collapsed in two places but no one does a thing about it.

 

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