Environmental noise, broadly defined as noise caused by transport, industrial and recreational activities, is generally present in some form in all areas of human activity. The problems arise when these levels reach points that negatively impact one’s quality of life.
As a result of a $1.4 million investment in 2013 and collaborative effort between CACNR and Centennial Airport, strategically placed pole-mounted noise monitors were placed in various locations in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The noise monitors continue to provide local officials with a more accurate picture than ever before of the aural disturbances in various communities.
The data gathered from the noise monitors is used to evaluate noise abatement methods and to develop aircraft departure and arrival procedures that minimize the impact of aircraft noise based upon altitude, flight path and time of day.