Preventing Ozone


Let’s live up to our Clean Air Standards.

After flirting with the federal ozone standard for years, the Denver region officially failed to meet the standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2007. We all must work collaboratively to keep ozone levels low over the next several years to bring our region back into compliance. This will be a challenge as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the standard for ozone to 0.075 ppm.  The Denver-metro region is forecasted to violate the new, stricter standard this summer season. You can help by making voluntary changes in your behavior so that we can all breathe easier.

It’s easy to do your part.

The fewer ozone-causing emissions you produce on hot, still, summer days, the better. So here are some easy-to-follow tips to help take care of our summer air. Your car and gas-powered lawn equipment are culprits in producing ozone pollution, so every step you take to reduce using these polluters on hot, still summer days is helpful.

Remember, it’s especially important to Chill and do less on Ozone Action Alert Days.