Phi Phi Island releases 83% wastewater untreated

Phi Phi Island releases 83% wastewater untreated

About 83 per cent of wastewater on the popular tourist island of Phi Phi Don is flowing directly into the ocean untreated, confirmed officials today.

A stink about the untreated wastewater was raised after it was revealed that about 1,800 cubic meters of wastewater was produced on the island each day, but only 300 cubic meters could be handled by the Wastewater Collection and Constructed Wetland System in place.

“This water is flowing directly out into the sea, damaging the delicate coral reef ecosystem,” explained Thon Thamrongnawasawat, who was brought to Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko PhiPhi National Park last October to serve as a policy adviser (story here). “Additionally, it is creating a foul smell, which is affecting locals and tourists.”

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