Lawton

Air Action Days

Here are the top ten things you can do to reduce air pollution on Air Aert/Ozone Watch days:

  Leave Your Car. Take LATS, carpool, walk or ride your bike to your destination.
  Cut It Out. Try not to cut the grass. Use hand-powered or electric lawn care equipment whenever possible. If you must use gas-powdered equipment wait until after 7:00 p.m.
  Do It All Together. Run errands all at one time, avoiding unnecessary cold starts. Try to wait until 10:00 a.m. but not during rush hour.
  Turn Off The AC. Not using your car's air conditioner on morning commutes will reduce pollution and increase fuel economy.
  Take Your Lunch To Work. Walk to a nearby restaurant. This reduces the number of vehicles on the road during daylight hours.
  Wait Until Dusk. Postpone refueling your car until after 6:00 p.m. This reduces the emission during the peak daylight hours when ozone formation is most likely. Dont top off your fuel tank.
  Avoid Excessive Idling. Postpone trips to drive-through windows or turn off the car and use the interior service area.
  Stay Tuned. Keep your car, boat, and lawn equipment tuned-up. Engines that are well maintained are more fuel-efficient and pollute less. Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage by 10%.
  Conserve Electricity. Set your thermostat at the highest temperature at which you are comfortable (try 78 degrees).
  Try Something Different. Use water-based paints and cleaners instead of solvent-based products.

If you would like to be informed when an Air Action Day has been predicted, please sign up for EnviroFlash at http://www.airnow.gov 

  Learn more about:
Driving Wisely
For Your Health
What You Can Do At Home
Buy Smart
Air Alert/Ozone Watch Days

Lawton Metropolitan
Planning Organization

212 Southwest 9th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 580-581-3375