The City is launching a new initiative as part of its annual "Be Air Aware" campaign, asking residents to take a pledge to improve air quality during ozone season, which runs March 1 through Oct. 31.
To take the pledge, residents should visit www.BeAirAwareKS.org and choose one or more of the simple actions listed. By selecting one action, residents can help improve air quality for the community. The website features more information, such as how ground-level ozone is formed, how it affects the air and the risks of not taking action to prevent ozone forming emissions. Ground-level ozone is a harmful air pollutant. Heat and sunlight bake emissions from vehicles, mowers, energy production and industries, forming ground-level ozone.
Keeping Wichita's ozone levels under federal standards is important for personal health, community health and the regional economy. Here's how residents can stay engaged during ozone season:
Sign up for ozone alerts, issued when there's a risk of high ozone;
Follow BeAirAwareKS on Twitter and Instagram for daily ozone forecasts;
Join the new Be Air Aware KS Facebook group, located through the City's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/cityofwichita/, for air quality news and tips;
Visit http://www.wichita.gov/ozone for more information on air quality; and
Watch City7 on Cox Cable Channel 7.