Saturday, February 16, 2019

Port Fairy

Nathan and I went to a wedding in Port Fairy a few weeks ago.

Port Fairy is a nice town but their tap water tastes strange.

I did some research when I got back. Apparently the quality of the drinking water there is a long standing issue. The bad taste and funny smell is because it is bore water.

I've had bore water elsewhere (e.g. in Central Australia) but I don't recall the weird smell and taste.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Incessant noise

The building next door has been driving me insane.

Car park exhaust fans installed at a similar level to my unit has been coming on very early in the morning and the noise is terrible.

I wrote to the Environment Protection Authority, and was told it's outside their jurisdiction. I was directed to contact the local council, and was asked to fill out a log documenting the extent and nature of the noise for two weeks to see if the noise constituted a public nuisance.

I judiciously filled out the log. A few days after I submitted it, I got a reply saying that the council can't do anything because noise of this nature is normal for the city between 6am to 11pm.

I politely pointed out that the noise was now coming on at 5am, which prompted another round of email exchanges (including a request for me to send them some photos). That was over a week ago. I haven't heard back since.

The joys of city living.