Residents plead for help to curb Bang Tao Canal wastewater
Local residents near the Bang Tao Canal in Cherng Talay are pleading for help to resolve ongoing bad smells and wastewater flowing down the waterway.
Local resident Rohem Taosakun said: “This problem has been particularly bad over the past five days. Related government officials have tried solving the problem but wastewater is coming back again.
“This problem is particularly bad in dry weather. Most wastewater is just flowing into the sea where people are swimming.
“Over the past month the wastewater problem is more severe. Black water is flowing into the sea with a bad smell.
“Locals and tourists have been affected by this wastewater. Some people living near the canal complain of itchy skin. If this problem is not solved, it will become more severe.”