Distributed April 26, 2016 10:00 AM
Take steps to eliminate dust
The City of Nanaimo reminds residents and businesses that care must be taken to eliminate dust from entering the atmosphere while carrying out construction, excavation, repair or demolition activity authorized by a building permit. Similar care must also be taken when undertaking works and services or depositing or removing any soil on or from land.
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- As outlined in the City of Nanaimo's “Dust Control Bylaw 1995 No. 4896” every person must eliminate the emission of dust into the atmosphere.
- Dust control regulations are in place to protect air quality, prevent pollution and avoid harm from small particulates.
- Dust can be mitigated by moistening ground areas underneath, on route to or nearby places where activity is expected.
- Dust control is enforced on a complaint basis. Individuals with concerns regarding dust can call 250-755-4422.