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Whitby Reaches Out to Developers About Dust, Mud & Noise

August 04, 2021 3:23 PM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

The Town of Whitby has sent a letter to developers working in the town in regards to dust, mud and noise.

At the June 21, 2021 council meeting, Whitby council directed staff to review possible opportunities to improve the current situation with excessive dust, mud tracking and noise, within active construction sites.

The Town is asking for developers' help, and would like developers to investigate and voluntarily mitigate the following matters:

  • Dust - explore a more robust and proactive dust control program, including hydro seeding/stabilization of areas and stockpiles, which will be left exposed and subject to soil erosion for a lengthy period of time.  Adding additional dust control measures based on weather forecasts.
  • Mud tracking - explore a more robust and proactive road sweeping and cleaning program.
  • Noise - whereas Ontario Reg. 131/20 (effective until October 7, 2021) allows for construction between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week, a voluntary suspension of construction activity on Sundays shall be considered.  Moreover, contemplation of equipping construction trucks with white-noise (low level noise) back-up alarms/beepers would significantly reduce the excessive noise issue.

Any correspondence on this matter can be directed to Peter Angelo, Director of Engineering Services/Public Works at angelop@whitby.ca or 905-430-4918.

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