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   Clean Air Starts With Me

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Take the 'Pump Up Your MPG' Challenge and Win!

Keep track of your gas mileage and tire pressure checks for at least a month, submit your log sheet(s) by May 31, 2014, to the PDEQ Clean Air Program, and be entered to win a set of tires and other prizes.

By keeping your tires properly inflated, you will win by saving up to $400 a year, getting better gas mileage, driving more safely, breathing cleaner air, and your tires will last longer.

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Clean Air Starts With Me

Clean air is essential to our enjoyment of the beautiful desert environment. With the Tucson area’s population approaching 1 million, maintaining healthy air, understanding the sources of pollution and initiating steps to curb pollution are important.

In a joint outreach campaign, Pima Association of Governments and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) are working together to increase the public’s understanding of how our actions can help keep our air healthy.

Currently, air quality in the Tucson region is good and meets all of the federal environmental health standards. However, several air pollutants (ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide) are of key significance in our area. Of these three, ground-level ozone is of the greatest concern since increasing levels may exceed the total concentrations recommended by the federal health standard.

Although air pollutants are emitted from commercial and industrial sources, the majority of air pollution in the county comes from motor vehicle use.

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What can I do to keep our air healthy?  Read more.


Contact Info

Beth Gorman, Senior Communications Program Manager
(520) 243-7446

Susanne Cotty, Senior Air Quality Planner
(520) 792-1093


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