Residential Noise & Odour
Noise, odour, smoke and similar issues can be public health nuisances. Noise, in particular can impact considerably on health and wellbeing, especially when it disturbs sleep. An enjoyable sound for one person can be noise to someone else.
These issues can be reported to our Environmental Health Officer. Reports are treated confidentially and investigated with the aim of resolving the issue promptly. EPA noise regulations also include prohibited times for different residential equipment.
Where it is a problem with your neighbour, often the best approach is to speak with the person you feel is causing the nuisance. In many instances they may be unaware that an activity is in fact creating a nuisance. We suggests that this action takes place in the first instance as these discussions can often resolve the problem.