What is an Ozone Alert?
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Ozone Alert notification system (text and/or email) brings citizens, business, industry and government in the ACOG area (Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma counties) together to voluntarily reduce ozone-forming emissions on days vulnerable to high ozone levels.
About Ozone Alert Days
An Ozone Alert Day is a day forecasted to have higher than healthy levels of ozone. Between March and November, emissions called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) released from internal combustion engines chemically react in sunlight on hot, windless days and form ground-level ozone, a major component of smog. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, working with the National Weather Forecast, predicts days when conditions may cause unhealthy levels of ozone in Central Oklahoma and declares it an Ozone Alert Day.
If you care about clean air, text OZONE to 41372 to receive Ozone Alert Day texts* from ACOG.
Air Quality & Clean Cities Manager
OZONE ALERT DAY TIPS
Help Your Fellow Oklahomans Breathe Easier
Choose a cleaner commute; share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
Limit engine idling, avoid congested roadways and drive-thrus. Delay your errands and reduce vehicle trips.
Refuel vehicles after dusk.
Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner to a higher temperature. Pre-cool your home during non-peak hours.
Delay gas-powered lawn mowing and landscape maintenance. Avoid outdoor burning. Abstain from using higher VOC household chemicals and paints.