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.
The following NMBM Customer Care offices will be open to the public as from Monday, 28 September 2020, 8:00-15:30:
Already open and operational offices are:
Mfanasekhaya Gqobose Banking Hall (Govan Mbeki Ave)
Billing Clearance @ Harrower Road Stores
Accounts Helpline (Call Centre) on tel 041-506 5555 (8:00-16:30)
Published: 21 Sep 2020 CURRENT
Outstanding Library books - Message from Libraries:
Patrons should please keep them until a pronouncement is made on the opening of libraries. They should not worry about fines, our system has been set such that the items that are out will not accumulate fines.
Published: 11 Sep 2020 CURRENT
RESCHEDULING OF DRIVING LICENCE IN KORSTEN
The Korsten Driving Licence Testing Centre is in the process of rescheduling driving licence tests that were affected during the lockdown period.
Although the majority of the applicants were contacted and new dates issued, there is still 176 applicants that were contacted but to no avail.
We request all driving schools who know of any students having outstanding test to please report to the Korsten To expedite this process we have set aside a specific date (Saturday 19 September 2020 at 07h00) for an Official to facilitate and confirm new dates to those applicants.
Published: 10 Sep 2020 CURRENT
NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS implemented with immediate effect.
The Chelsea reservoir has recovered overnight and reached 34% after weeks of battling with water supply.
As a result of the recovery, all the areas supplied by this reservoir should now have water. The areas include Malabar, Westering, Linton Grange, Sherwood, Hunters Retreat, parts of Rowallan Park, Parsonsvlei and Greenbushes.
All the suburbs supplied by the Emeraldhill reservoir have water, except for upper parts of Lovemore Heights.
Work is being done to pump into the upper reservoir for residents to have water. It is envisaged that by midday water will be restored.
The Municipality urges residents to continue using water sparingly.
Residents in the high-lying areas night experience water cuts due to the ongoing water disruptions.
Although the Chelsea reservoir has increased to 9% currently some areas supplied by this reservoir remain with a low pressure.
The areas supplied by this reservoir include Malabar, Westering, Lingo Grange, Sherwood, Hunters Retreat, parts of Rowallan Park, Parsonsvlei and Greenbushes.
Lovemore Heights which is supplied by the Emaraldhill reservoir remains affected by the water disruptions while Walmer Heights, parts of Lovemore Park, Mount Pleasant, Miramar, Charlo, Walmer Downs, Overbaakens, Fairview and parts of Newtown Park continue to have water supply.
Pumps have been resolved and the Municipality is waiting for the system to fill up so the rest of the areas can have water supply.
The Municipality apologises for any inconvenienced caused.