UPDATE – JANUARY 15, 2019
Mesa County Public Health lifted the burn restrictions on non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved woodstove burning and agricultural burning, January 15, as air quality improved from moderate to good.
Stay up-to-date on air quality in Mesa County by visiting our Air Quality page!
UPDATE – JANUARY 11, 2019
Air quality in Mesa County has moved from the Moderate category to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.
People with lung disease, heart disease, older adults and children should avoid heavy exercise or prolonged periods outside.
Visit our Air Quality page to learn more about air quality levels in Mesa County.
ORIGINAL POST – JANUARY 8, 2019
Mesa County Public Health has issued burn restrictions on non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved woodstove burning and agricultural burning until further notice. Residents will be notified when the restrictions are lifted.
Air quality was pushed into the moderate category Tuesday, January 8 due to an inversion. Conditions aren’t expected to improve during the next few days.
All agricultural burns should be discontinued until further notice. No residential open burning should take place, as we aren’t in an open burning season. Woodstoves should be approved by the EPA in order to burn. If your woodstove doesn’t have an EPA sticker, please do not burn.
Residents in sensitive groups, including people with heart or lung disease, older adults and young children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion while these bans are in place.
All residents can do the following to improve air quality in the Grand Valley:
- Avoid vehicle idling.
- Carpool when possible.
- Combine errands into one trip.
- Avoid waiting in drive-thru lines.
Stay up-to-date on air quality by visiting our Air Quality page!