Residential Noise and Hours of Use

Noise pollution is sound at a level that is annoying, distracting or physically harmful. This can mean different things to different people, so the best rule of thumb is to avoid making noise that you would find annoying.  There are also some specific rules about when you can use noisy equipment and how loud it can be.

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Smoke, Smells, Noise, and Pollution

The EPA regulates “Level 2 activities” – activities that are likely to produce smoke, smell, noise or air pollution beyond ‘normal’ levels.  Examples include odours from abattoirs and food processing plants, smoke from forestry burns, waste and wastewater disposal, noise from industrial premises, and emissions from motor vehicles, tyre burning, backyard burning and woodheaters. If you have a complaint or

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