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Waste flowing into sea at Krabi


Two laundries near Krabi were found to be releasing water without treatment.

Inspectors ordered them to find a way to treat any waste water before releasing it into the drains before May 30.
A drainpipe has been found at Klong Muang Beach in Krabi and the Nong Talay Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) authorities said they had ordered its immediate removal.
Following a complaint about waste water being released into the sea at Klong Muang Beach, the chief of the environmental hygiene unit of Krabi Provincial Public Health, Boonrit Karunmethee, president of the OrBorTor, Sukkai Chan-On, and their teams, visited on Wednesday morning.
They found that there was a 8cm diameter PVC pipe connected from a public drain to release wastewater into the sea. The water released appeared to be clear and did not reportedly smell but contained black debris. 

Waste flowing into sea at Krabi
The team visited six food shops near the beach which did not have septic tanks. They reportedly said that they solved the problem by collecting the wastewater and throwing it away safely after work each day.
A hotel which was visited was found to have a complete wastewater treatment system. 
“After we investigated the beach, we found that the pipe is not the wastewater drain from a specific business. The team ordered them to find a way to treat any waste water before releasing it into the drains before May 30,” a Krabi spokesperson said. 
“It was not from a single business but a pipe from the public drain. We have removed the pipe already and also warned businesses to treat the water from their properties before releasing it to the drains. We are planning to build a public water treatment tank to support the fast growing tourism in Krabi.”

Published : April 11, 2018

By : The Thaiger