MCPH issues burn restrictions – UPDATE – Restrictions lifted January 30

UPDATE – January 30, 2019

Mesa County Public Health lifted the burn restrictions on non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved woodstove burning and agricultural burning, January 30, as air quality improved from moderate to good.

Stay up-to-date on air quality in Mesa County by visiting our Air Quality page!

 


 JANUARY 25, 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 Friday morning due to an inversion. Conditions are expected to continue to Monday.

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, unless your woodstove is your only source of heat.

Residents in sensitive groups, including people with heart or lung disease, older adults and young children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion while these restrictions 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!

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