Q: How can I find out about noise ordinance in my city?

An oil company is pumping water out of a strip pit that is really close to my house and their pump runs continuously disturbing my sleep all hours of the night.

1 Lawyer Answer
Aimee Hess
Aimee Hess
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law Lawyer
  • Streetman, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Depending on where you live, your subdivision, city or county may have a noise ordinance and you can ask that they send someone out to measure the decibels produced by the pump and see if it violates the ordinance. If that does not work, you could ask the oil company if they are using a muffler on the pump and if not, could they please do so. If none of these work, consult with a real estate litigation attorney about whether the noise is sufficient to constitute a noise trespass that you could file suit to get stopped.

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