Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Several Hotels Criticized for Polluting Bali's Ayung River
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Several Hotels Criticized for Polluting Bali's Ayung River

Rafting Operators Claim Some Hotels are Deliberately Pumping their Sewage into the Ayung River.


Bali News: Several Hotels Criticized for Polluting Bali's Ayung River
Click Image to Enlarge

(5/24/2010)

According to a report in NusaBali, rafting operators on Bali's Ayung river are complaining that a number of hotels along the waterway are threatening both the environment and the image of Bali as a world tourism destination.

Ida Bagus Putra, a rafting operator, told the press that he and other rafting operators have repeatedly been disappointed by the continuing pollution by hotels that populate the river's banks. Putra, who is the operational manager of Puri Rafting Bongkasa, claims that the pollution of the river is carried out in a sub rosa fashion, with certain hotels dumping sewage into the river during rainy periods when the river flows strongest and quickly flushes the evidence of such misdeeds downstream. Putra also alleges that a number of hotels have installed dedicated piping systems to disgorge sewage into the river.

"The rafting operators have often complained about this problem. But there are still hotels who are undeterred in polluting the river," explained Putra.

Putra said that in order to protect the sustainability of the Ayung river as a tourism project, all the hotels along the Ayung river must immediately end polluting practices and protect their surrounding natural environment.

In the midst of the pollution problem, business is said to be on the increase for rafting operator who businesses dominated by customers from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

In efforts to improve service and enhance safety on the river rafting operators have established five "Rescue Posts" near parts of the river with the strongest rapids and most prone to mishaps. These posts are manned by trained staff who monitor the passing rafts, prepared to lend assistance if boats and their occupants get into distress.

Rafting operators are also now required to send one empty rescue boat for every group of five rafts sailing down the river. The "extra boat" is manned by guides trained to lend assistance whenever such assistance is required.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Reducing Fatal Snakebites in Indonesia
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines
(11/23/2014)
Imprisoned on Appeal
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal
(11/23/2014)
Snatch Thieves, Catch Thieve
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali
(11/23/2014)
Prisoners of Paradise
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays
(11/23/2014)
Roadside Banditry
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks
(11/23/2014)
Where to Lunch in Ubud
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali
(11/23/2014)
Refusing Treatment Proves Fatal for Arab Tourist
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali
(11/23/2014)
Asia’s Best Street Food in a Single Locale
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom
(11/23/2014)
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/23/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/23/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/23/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/23/2014)
All [News]!