Saskatchewan grant supports air quality monitoring

By on January 16, 2014

An air quality monitoring program in Saskatchewan has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment to maintain five sites in the west-central region of the province, according to Global News Canada. The grant will support the Western Yellowhead Air Management Zone and support online data access.

Each site has an airpointer weather station that collects data on temperature, humidity, wind and air pressure. Additionally, levels of carbon monoxide, ozone and particulate matter are also logged.

The area is the second official air management zone in Saskatchewan. Its establishment is in line with Canada’s efforts to set up regional airsheds with local air management zones to collect continuous air quality info.

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