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Saturday declared Air Quality Action Day for Central Indiana

Posted at 1:50 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 13:57:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — With high temperatures in the forecast for Saturday in Indianapolis, residents are encouraged to take action to make sure they stay safe.

People should not be outdoors for long periods of time and reduce their contribution to ground-level ozone, according to a press release from the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability.

To help reduce the ozone level contributions on Saturday, the Office of Sustainability provided the following tips for people in a press release:

  • Wait until the air quality is healthy again before using household chemicals
  • Run all of your errands in one trip
  • Set your thermostat to a higher temperature
  • Reduce the amount of time you let your vehicle idle
  • Walk, bike, or use public transportation
  • If you need to mow your yard or fill up your gas tank, do it after 7 p.m. if you can

Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and Shelby counties are also under an air quality action day on Saturday, according to a release from the Indiana Department of Enviromental Management.

Saturday will be the fourth Knozone Action Day of the year in Indianapolis.