“The area is located in Rawai Municipality, in front of Fisherman Way Village. There are two drains that are being used to release wastewater into public waterways, including Chalong Circle Canal and the canal behind Tesco in Moo 4 and Moo 5 in Rawai.
“There are no big hotels in the area nearby. The wastewater mainly comes from houses and shops in the area. Regional Environment Office 15 has collected samples of the water to test them and the result of how toxic the water is will be out on March 20 [tomorrow],” Norraphat said.
Apart from the Bt30-million budget for the water treatment lagoon, municipal staff will also dredge the canals and drains.
“People who release wastewater into the public water resources, no matter from houses, retail shops or hotels, will be strictly punished by law,” Norraphat said.
Published : March 18, 2018
By : Phuket Gazette