An Assessment Of Noise Pollution In Selected Neighbourhoods In Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria

  • S. N. Uchegbu Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
  • E. E. Ubani Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
  • E. Idu Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
  • H. Eze, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

Abstract

 Noise is a neglected salient environmental pollutant in some neighborhoods in cities, increasing the risk to human safety and comfort.
Noise meter instrument was used to collect data on sound levels in dBA in randomly selected high-density, medium-density and low-density neighbourhoods in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria on work days (MondayFriday) during the morning hours (6:30-10 a.m.), after-noon hours (2.30-6 p.m.) and night hours (7-10 p.m.). T-test was used to make an inference. Results showed that the average sound level for two neighborhoods (Uwani and New Haven) is 62.8 (dBA), while that of Independence Layout and GRA is 50.3 (dBA). Comparing the results with WHO standards showed noise pollution in medium and high density areas, but not in low density areas.

Author Biographies

S. N. Uchegbu, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus


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H. Eze, , Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nigeria,
Enugu Campus

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Published
2019-12-31