There are a few simple things YOU can do during Ozone and Particulate Alerts to reduce emissions and limit levels of air pollution:   

  • Wait until 6 PM to refuel your car.
  • Postpone using gas-powered mowers and trimmers until late evening or until after the Ozone Alert has been canceled.
  • Avoid idling your motor, for example at drive-through windows.
  • Postpone unnecessary car trips.
  • Carpool, ride the bus, or ride your bike.
  • Combine necessary errands into one trip.
  • Limit the use of household products that contain VOCs (such as oil based paints).
  • Park your car in the shade.
  • Bring your lunch to work, or walk to the restaurant.
  • DO NOT OPEN BURN (open burning is prohibited during pollution alerts)

There are a few simple things YOU can do Everyday to reduce air pollution:   

  • Conserve energy.  Buy fuel efficient vehicles and appliances.
  • Keep your car tuned.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated.
  • Insulate, caulk and weather strip you home.
  • Recycle and never burn your trash.
  • Plant trees.

Click here to view the Citizen's Guide to Air Pollution Alerts.

Click here to view the City/County Employee Guide to Air Pollution Alerts.

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Last updated: 4/8/2011 1:34:00 PM