Keep it down! Mérida mayor seeks further action to combat noise pollution situation

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is a major problem in Mérida, YUc.

The Mayor of Mérida, Renán Barrera Concha, announced that during the month of May, the Regulation of Environmental Protection and Ecological Equilibrium of the Municipality of Mérida (Reglamento de Protección al Ambiente y del Equilibrio Ecológico del Municipio de Mérida) will be submitted for approval.

He added that the regulations must have a methodology that gives certainty to residents and owners of restaurants and bars, as well as the appropriate sanction mechanisms for those who violate the norm.

The intervention of the authorities in the control of noise in the Historic Center of Mérida divides opinions: on one hand it is considered that the problem is being addressed, even with the participation of specialists, and on the other, there are those who point out omissions by local authorities.

The excessive noise has become a problem not only in the Historic Center, but in general there are manifestations of discomfort in the four cardinal points of the city regarding “noise pollution”.

The revitalization of the Historical Center does not justify this type of activity, in no way justifies the excessive volume, on the contrary, this situation needs to be prperly regulated as soon as possible. In addition, it is a fact that the authorities of the three levels of government have shown an attitude of omission over many years towards this problem.

There is an Official Standard that is not particular to Mérida or any other city, but it is rather a general official provision that regulates the intensity of acoustic emissions, and all businesses in the city must adhere to that standard.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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