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Air Quality Indicators  
Alberta Environment introduced Alberta's Air Quality Index (AQI) on April 1, 2003. The AQI is based on concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). A minimum of four of the above listed pollutants is required to calculate the AQI, one of which must be PM2.5. Data for the calculation of the AQI is available at some stations since 1997.
This index replaces the IQUA (Index of the Quality of the Air). The IQUA is based on concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), and coefficient of haze or dust and smoke (COH).
     
Air Quality Index - Summary for January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009 Hours Percentage
Total Hours in Selected Period 4,344  
Total Air Quality Index (AQI) Hours Monitored 4,124  
  Hours and Percentage of Time the Air Quality Index was Good (0-25) 3,851 93.38%
  Hours and Percentage of Time the Air Quality Index was Fair (26-50) 273 6.62%
  Hours and Percentage of Time the Air Quality Index was Poor (51-100) 0 0%
     
Air Quality Index Summary Report    
Number of Hours that the Parameter Responsible for AQI was greater than 25    
January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009    
Carbon Monoxide 0  
Sulphur Dioxide 0  
Nitrogen Dioxide 0  
Ozone 273  
PM 2.5 0  
     
Source: Clean Air Strategic Alliance Data Warehouse.  www.casadata.org/reports - July 28, 2009  

 

Landfill Location(s)  
Name of Commission Members Landfill Location
Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority Cardston County  Cardston County
  Town of Cardston  
  Town of Magrath  
  Town of Milk River  
  Town of Raymond  
  County of Warner #5  
  Village of Stirling  
  Village of Coutts  
  Village of Warner  
  Village of Glenwood/Hillspring  
  Hamlet of New Dayton  
  Hamlet of Wrentham  
     
Lethbridge Regional Waste Management Commission County of Lethbridge City of Lethbridge
  Town of Picture Butte  
  Village of Nobleford  
     
Taber and District Regional Waste Management Authority MD of Taber MD of Taber
  Town of Taber  
  Town of Vauxhall  
  Village of Barnwell  
     
Vulcan District Waste Commission Town of Vulcan Vulcan County
  Vulcan County  
  Arrowwood  
  Carmangay  
  Champion  
  Lomond  
  Milo  
     
Willow Creek Regional Waste Management Services M.D. of Willow Creek 8 miles southeast of Claresholm
  Town of Stavely  
  Town of Claresholm  
  Town of Granum  
  Town of Fort Macleod  
     
Lethbridge Regional Landfill City of Lethbridge City of Lethbridge
     
Source:  www3.gov.ab.ca/env/waste/aow/factsheets/other/RWMA-Contacts.pdf  January 31, 2008  

 

Facilities that Manage Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Recyclables     
Company Name Location Phone Type of Operation
DBS Environmental 1510-33rd Street North, Lethbridge 403-328-4833 Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Contractor
Source:  Alberta Environment: Guide for Municipalities     

 

Contact Information  
Name of Agency Information Contact Information
Alberta Environment - Lethbridge Data Collection Station Air Quality 2805 -12 ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Lethbridge Office, Alberta Environment Alberta Environment 200-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta; 403-381-5300
Jay Litke, Southern Region, Regional Director, Alberta Environment Alberta Environment 403-297-6070
Alberta Irrigation Projects Association Water/Irrigation Suite 909, 400 - 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta; 403-328-3063