Wichita issues ozone alert for Friday

06/13/2013 3:52 PM

08/06/2014 2:10 AM

The city has issued an ozone alert for the area beginning Friday. It is the first ozone alert of the year.

An alert means atmospheric conditions are right for high ozone levels. High levels occur on hot, sunny days with light winds.

The city is asking residents and businesses to join it in taking steps to reduce emissions, such as putting off mowing and painting projects, refueling vehicles after dark, not idling vehicles more than 30 seconds, taking lunches to work to avoid driving during the hottest part of the day, and working from home or biking or walking to work.

The city is seeking input from citizens about air pollution, specifically ozone pollution, through its Activate Wichita online survey, www.activate-wichita.com.

For more information, contact Tonya Bronleewe in the Air Quality Office, 316-268-8350, tbronleewe@wichita.gov

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