Pattaya Mayor Debunks Online Claims of Wastewater Released into Sea, Confirms Seawater is Safe

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Pattaya —

Pattaya City officials, led by Mayor Mr. Poramase Ngampiches, recently visited Wong Amat Beach this week to address online allegations of wastewater being released into the sea.

The inspection followed a video circulating online that alleged murky water was being released into Pattaya Bay by some seaside establishments.

Led by Mr. Poramase, the team comprised representatives from the Pattaya City Council, Tourist Police, City Police, and the City Engineering Department.

According to Mr. Poramase, he confirmed that the water observed in the video was actually overflowing rainwater, not wastewater. He explained that heavy rainfall on January 30th had caused rainwater to exceed the capacity of the drainage system in Soi Naklua 16, leading to the temporary overflow which then flowed into the sea as seen in the footage.

Regarding the color of the water, Mr. Poramase clarified that the water was, in fact, creamy-white, not dark, because it was caused by the accumulation of sediment in the drainage system that mixed with the rainwater.

However, the inspection also identified sand clogs in certain seaside drainage pipes, which authorities immediately managed to remove to ensure efficient drainage.

“We understand the concerns raised online,” said Mr. Poramase. “We want to assure everyone that we have regulations in place, and we will continue to conduct regular checks, especially after heavy rainfall, to ensure the safety and quality of Pattaya’s seawater.”

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PHOTO: ข่าวคนชล
PHOTO: ข่าวคนชล
PHOTO: ข่าวคนชล


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.