The Air Quality Program is composed of two sections: Enforcement and Monitoring. Enforcement focuses on conducting inspections of businesses and responding to citizen concerns. The monitoring section monitors pollution with a monitoring network and oversees necessary repair, maintenance, and quality-control activities.
During regular business hours call (915) 599-6256
After hours contact the Complaint Hotline at (915) 542-3298
Ozone Action Days
On days when ozone is expected to be high you can take the following actions to help protect your health and the environment:
Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
Combine errands and reduce trips.
Limit engine idling.
Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.
High Pollution Days
On days when pollution is expected to be high you can take the following actions to help protect your health and the environment:
Reduce or eliminate fireplace and wood stove use.
Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
Avoid burning leaves, trash and other materials.
Air Quality Index information for El Paso, Texas is available at www.airnow.gov
Help Reduce Air Pollution
There are actions every one of us can take to reduce air pollution, keep the air cleaner and protect our health. These tips will help reduce air pollution and help you determine ways to protect your family's health when ozone or levels reach the unhealthy range.
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