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Waterways in Bangkok:

Cause of Problems
Untreated Wastewater or Substandard Effluent
are discharged to Canal
Existing WWTP is overloaded
WWTP Operate and Maintenance at low
Performance
Canals are used as dumping place of solid
waste

Domestic Wastewater

Wastewater from Commercial Area

Industrial Wastewater

Sampling Points of Major Canals


in Bangkok

Sampling
Points

BOD in major canals, mg/l

Ref.:Yearly report 2004, BMA

DO in major canals, mg/l

Ref.:Yearly report 2004, BMA

8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0

DO

BOD

Nakorn sawan

Bangpra in

Bangkok

mg/l

Water Quality Distribution Map in Chao Phraya River


in 2001

Samut prakan