Esquimalt Graving Dock Community Noise Study


In response to the increasing concerns of residents in neighbourhoods adjacent to the Esquimalt Graving Docks regarding noise from ship maintenance activities, Wakefield Acoustics Ltd. was retained by Public Works & Government Services Canada to conduct a survey and investigation of the noise environments in these residential areas and the degree to which they were influenced by graving dock activities. The study concluded by proposing an ongoing noise monitoring program and a threshold level above which significant community noise impacts would be considered to occur and PWGSC would consider measures to reduce noise emissions.