MORPC Air Quality Alert issued for July 19

On Air Quality Alert days, MORPC recommends taking the following actions to improve air quality:

•       Travel by carpooling, combining trips, riding COTA, bicycling, or walking to nearby destinations. MORPC can help you explore your commute options at or at (888) 742-RIDE.

•       Turn off your engine instead of idling your vehicle to cut down on vehicle emissions.

•       Avoid refueling your vehicle, or wait until dusk to refuel your vehicle. Filling up your tank when the daytime heat has diminished helps to reduce harmful ground-level ozone pollution.

•       Avoid topping off your tank at the gas station. Spilled gasoline pollutes the air when it evaporates.

•       Avoid mowing your lawn on an Air Quality Alert day. Longer grass in your yard is good for the air, as well as the lawn.

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