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Save our Beaches!

Muncipal Officals Claim they are Closing in on Hotels and Resorts Polluting Sanur Beachfronts.

(3/31/2007) The Indonesian-language DenPost says that five major hotels along Sanur beach have been identified by municipal authorities as polluting nearby waters through the pumping of raw sewage.

Municipal authorities are warning that they are in the final statges of accumulating data on which hotels are responsible for the pollution and will move rapidly and resolutely once all the facts are in hand.

Local authorities in cooperation with local community groups are monitoring the affected beachfronts and the yet-to-be-publicly announced hotels.

According to Brahmaputra, a leading Municipal official charges with enforcing buiilding codes, he will take action without reference to who owns the violating hotels and resorts once all the necessary proof is in hand. Acknowledging that his task is both difficult and hazardous, Brahmaputra pledge to be decisive in his efforts to protect Bali's environment.

Quoted in the local press, Made Mangku a local environmental activist says there are at least 5 major hotels polluting the Sanur beach area with one major hotel pumping overflow sewage directly into drainage ditches.