State extends PM-10 Health Watch through Feb. 2 for Maricopa County

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended Thursday’s PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County through Friday, Feb. 2. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard, according to a press release. Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and […]

Air pollution could reach ‘very unhealthy levels’ this weekend, ‘No Burn Day’ declared

High levels of smoke due to wood-burning activity over Christmas weekend People enjoy a cozy fire to celebrate the New Year but this weekend if someone lights up there could be some serious health consequences. Maricopa County could see some of the highest levels of PM 2.5 (smoke) in recent years, according to a press […]

Entrada del Oro Sewer Co. renewing release of wastewater into tributary of Queen Creek

The Entrada del Oro Sewer Co., dba Liberty Utilities, 5301 S. Superstition Mountain Drive No. 104A, PMB 422, in Gold Canyon, has applied for a renewal Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the proposed discharge of up to 300,000 gallons per day of treated domestic wastewater. It will be discharged from the Entrada del Oro Wastewater […]

ADEQ issues ozone high pollution advisory for Sept. 12

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone High Pollution Advisory for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday, Sept. 12. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone. People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who work or exercise outdoors and […]

County issues ozone high pollution advisory for June 14

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone high pollution advisory for Maricopa County, effective Wednesday, June 14. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone, according to a press release. People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who […]

Ozone high-pollution advisory issued for May 1

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued an ozone high-pollution advisory for Maricopa County effective Monday, May 1. This advisory is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone, according to a press release. Ground-level ozone is formed by a chemical reaction among sunlight, nitrogen oxides (NOx) […]

ADEQ issues ozone high pollution advisory for Maricopa County April 11-12

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued ozone High Pollution Advisories for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12. These HPAs are due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone, according to a press release. People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, […]

ADEQ: Johnson Utilities drinking water problem resolved

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality reported Dec. 6 that it has lifted the Johnson Utilities Drinking water advisory for nitrate. ADEQ notified Johnson Utilities (PWS 11182) customers on Dec. 2 to not provide water to infants under of the age of 6 months or use the water to make infant formula because of elevated nitrate […]

Gov. Ducey proclaims Sept. 18-24 Arizona Pollution Prevention Week

ADEQ P2 Program celebrates 25 years of assisting businesses in developing pollution prevention goals to benefit the health and safety of Arizona’s children, public, workforce and environment.   Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced Sept. 12 that Gov. Douglas A. Ducey has designated the week of Sept. 18-24 by proclamation as Arizona Pollution Prevention […]

State issues ozone high pollution advisories issued for Aug. 15-16

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended its weekend ozone high pollution advisories for Maricopa County for two additional days — effective today and tomorrow — for a total of four consecutive days: Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16. These HPAs are due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the new, lower […]