Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism
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Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism

The environment and tourism go hand in hand. To provide a sustainable tourism environment, wastewater should be treated before being released into public areas. In order for Phuket to remain beautiful for the next generations, the solution is simple: support hotels which have a good wastewater treatment system.

Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism
Watcharaphon Ketmangmi – Director Engineering of Amari Phuket

Hotel Policy
Amari Phuket’s wastewater management system has attained set standards in accordance with the requirements of the government agency overseeing housing projects. Recently, the hotel’s wastewater treatment system was evaluated by the Environmental Committee of Phuket’s Environment Office, Region 15 as being in good standing and the hotel received a commemoration plaque for good wastewater management in 2018.

Effective wastewater treatment is an integral part of Amari Phuket’s environmental conservation and waste management policy and is implemented in its daily business practices. For this reason, the hotel chose to use an environmentally friendly activated sludge wastewater treatment system and works closely with expert consultants to monitor compliance with preventive and corrective measures in order to reduce environmental impacts, and to keep reporting to the Patong Municipality.

Amari Phuket holds ongoing training sessions on wastewater treatment and management for team members of all levels and also conducts various internal activities to ensure that team members are aware of this environmental responsibility.


Wastewater treatment process
Amari Phuket’s wastewater treatment process begins with grease traps at various sites inside the hotel, especially in kitchen areas, so that waste is filtered before entering the wastewater treatment system. Once a month, a Patong Municipality unit comes to pump the sediment.

The wastewater treatment system at the hotel is an activated sludge system which uses chlorine to kill bacteria and other germs. Twice a day, during this process, an engineering team monitors the sediment and controls water quality.

Water quality measurement
Amari Phuket continuously monitors and controls wastewater quality and once the wastewater has been treated, it is used for gardening purposes within the property.

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Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism
Sumate Akarawittayatorn – Chief Engineer of Andara Resort and Villas

Hotel Policy
Andara Resort and Villas has awareness of the importance of the environmental situation, so we have announced environmental and energy conservation policies to show our responsibility and good consciousness to our surrounding communities. This policy is our main key of organization management principle and wastewater treatment is strictly implemented to ensure that the wastewater is not released into the sea and is used for appropriate benefits accordingly.

Wastewater treatment process
Andara Resort and Villas has installed a separate grease trap, a treatment tank and aeration system, in every building in our property. The water from each treatment point is sent to the central treatment pond and then flows out to collect in a second pond (recycling pond) and then used for watering plants in the hotel through the sprinkler system.

Water quality measurement
Andara Resort and Villas has hired a water analysis company to collect treated water to inspect, analysis and report on each month.

Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism
Wittaya Rachasang – Chief Engineer of The SIS Kata Resort

Hotel Policy
The SIS Kata Resort has a concept of caring for customers and the environment. For water management, we use about 70 cubic metres of groundwater per day. We purchase water (outsourced) from February to April every year, depending on the amount of guests. We adhere to the principle of using water in cost effective, most beneficial manner to protect the environment. The hotel uses water that has been treated and passed quality assessment and then recycled to water plants and to scrub floors in various areas but we not use recycled water that relates to guest activities. Some treated water is released into the municipal’s reservoir.

Our hotel has a campaign to save water and energy. We have a policy to protect the environment as much as possible. Tourism is a business that is related to nature, so we really care for the environment.

Wastewater treatment process
Our hotel uses a prefabricated air tanks and activated sludge process, we separate wastewater for treatment by source as from accommodation section and office buildings. The method uses aeration and a biological floc composed of bacteria and protozoa. Before reuse such as plant watering, the treated water has to pass Biochemical Oxygen Demand testing (BOD)

Water quality measurement
Every month, the treated water is sent to an accredited laboratory to check the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand). The SIS Kata is a green hotel that cares for the environment, to create a balance between the hotel industry, the local community and the island’s environment.

We focus on our customers’ satisfaction and to improve quality of our employees’ lives. Our goal is to be an energy-saving hotel. Conservation of water resources is one of our executive’s intentions as a long-term vision for environmental consciousness and social responsibility.

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Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Tourism
Cherdchai Piluntanakul – Chief Engineer of Sri panwa Phuket


Hotel Policy
Used water must be treated correctly in order to obtain the standard of quality water. Following environmental standards to not harm or destroy the environment.

Wastewater treatment process
Wastewater is treated through a septic tank where each tank will calculate the amount of water in/out and where aeration sometimes happens. Parts of the treated wastewater will flow into a cesspool which will be naturally absorbed into the soil, the rest will flow directly to a pond equipped with a large water turbine tasked with increasing the oxygen in the water. This is the water that we use to water the plants.

Water quality measurement
The hotel has a wastewater quality measurement system with a third party company. They sample the water to check its quality such as BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) before it is used. BOD values ​​show the amount of oxygen that the bacteria needs to decompose organic matter. All treated water will flow into a big pond at the hotel. The low BOD values will not affect the water source because bacteria requires less oxygen to decompose. On the other hand if water with high BOD values is dropped into the water source, fish cannot survive due to the low oxygen content.

Sri panwa Phuket is committed to the continuous development in environmental responsibility with the establishment of the Green Project Team. Dedicated to conserve and preserve resources in order to reduce the cost of resources, energy effectivity and highest efficiency. We participate in various assessment projects in order to achieve international environmental standards set by the Green Hotel Project and more. We have received awards every year from the Department Of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) by the Ministry Of Natural Resources & Environment.

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