Air pollution may occur biogenically from dust storms, ocean spray etc or anthropogenically from industrial emissions, vehicle emissions, sea traffic emissions, landfill sites or similar area sources and even from air traffic such as areoplanes.
Air pollution means any change in the environment caused by any substance emitted into the atmosphere from any activity, where that change has an adverse effect on human health or well-being or on the composition, resilience and productivity of natural or managed ecosystems, or on materials useful to people, or will have such an effect in the future. The municipality has a legal mandate to monitor priority pollutants in the ambient air. To do air quality management planning. To license sources of air pollution and monitor their compliance to the legal standards. Respond to public complaints and take enforcement action where necessary.
Disturbing noise from many sources may be intrusive to you. The municipal noise control unit can take action where complaints regarding disturbing noise or noise nuisance is considered to be a statutory noise offence. Unreasonable noise can emanate from residential or commercial premises and in such instances assessments are made where necessary as to whether action may be taken on behalf of the complainant. Advice is the offered on the situation and if the noise persists enforcement action is taken against those causing the nuisance.
Noise control can be contacted at: 041 506 5412 / 3
Noise pollution is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life.In the legal context there are two types of noise pollution, namely a disturbing noise , which is a noise level that causes the ambient sound level to rise above the designated sound level, or if no sound level has been designated, a sound level that exceeds the ambient sound level by 7 DBA or more or that exceeds the typical rating levels for ambient noise in districts, indicated in table 2 of SANS 10103. A noise nuisance on the other hand is any sound which disturbs or impairs or may disturb or impair the convenience or peace of any person.
Noise control can be contacted at: 041 506 5412 / 3
Loud amplified music emanating from nightclubs, discotheques and residential premises.
Noise from refrigeration compressors, air conditioners, fan systems, power generators and pumps.
Noise from illegal workshops being conducted from residential premises.
PLANNED WATER DISRUPTION IN NEW BRIGHTON TO PERFORM CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE
June 21, 2021
The City wishes to notify residents that there will be a planned water outage in New Brighton in order to perform critical infrastructure maintenance to reduce water losses.
The water supply will be turned off from 08:00 to 17:00 on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused
Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 13 Jun 2021, Resolved: 18 Jun 2021RESOLVED
STAGE 1 loadshedding implemented from 17H00 to 20H30.
Group 1 will be shed from 17H00 to 18H30; Group 2 from 18H00 to 20H30.
Published: 11 Jun 2021, Resolved: 12 Jun 2021RESOLVED
Loadshedding ceased until further notice.
Published: 10 Jun 2021, Resolved: 11 Jun 2021RESOLVED
Stage 2 Loadshedding
Friday, 11 June 2021
* 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 12, 17 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 13, 18 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 14, 19 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 15, 1 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 16, 2 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 17, 3 * 22H00 - 00H30: Groups 18; 4
Saturday, 12 June 2021 * 00H00 - 02H30: Groups 19, 5 * 02H00 - 04H30: Groups 1, 6 * 04H00 - 06H30: Groups 2, 7 * 06H00 - 08H30: Groups 3, 8 * 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 4, 9 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 5, 10 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 6, 11 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 7, 12 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 8, 13 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 9, 14 * 20H00 - 22H30: Group 10, 15 * 22H00 - 00H30: Groups 11, 16
Sunday, 13 June 2021 * 00H00 - 02H30: Groups 12, 17 * 02H00 - 04H30: Groups 13, 18 * 04H00 - 06H30: Groups 14, 19 * 06H00 - 08H30: Groups 15, 1 * 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 16, 2 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 17, 3 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 18, 4 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 19, 5 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 1, 6 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 2, 7 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 3, 8
Please note that when a goup / area has been switched off for loadshedding, customers are reminded to switch off their major appliances, i.e. stoves, geysers, pool pumps, heaters, air conditioners, etc. When the electricity is restored after a loadshedding slot, these high-consumption appliances normally draw a lot of current, causing a high demand on the electricity network.This causes the electricity circuit breakers in the substations to trip and is the reason why the electricity goes on, but then off again after a few minutes when NMBM switches the electricity back on. This results in damage to the already aged electricity infrastructure and causes prolonged power outages.Customers are advised to switch on their appliances one by one, allowing a few minutes' interval between each. We therefore urge consumers to continue assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of loadshedding.
Published: 10 Jun 2021, Resolved: 10 Jun 2021RESOLVED
STAGE 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 08H00 to 22H30
Thursday, 10 June 2021
* 08H00 - 10H30: Groups 18, 4, 9 * 10H00 - 12H30: Groups 19, 5, 10 * 12H00 - 14H30: Groups 1, 6, 11 * 14H00 - 16H30: Groups 2, 7, 12 * 16H00 - 18H30: Groups 3, 8, 13 * 18H00 - 20H30: Groups 4, 9, 14 * 20H00 - 22H30: Groups 5, 10, 15