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Air Quality

The City of Fort Worth Environmental Quality Division operates in several ways to improve our city’s health and well-being with regards to the air that we breathe. Businesses and factories are inspected to make sure that the obey State and Federal clean air laws. Citizen concerns are investigated to confirm whether local air pollution sources are a threat to your health. The air is monitored for unhealthy air pollution in real-time to provide you with important information for your health right now and for biohazard threats which are reported to the Department of Homeland Security.


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Air Quality Index (AQI)

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Legal Requirements

The City of Fort Worth's Air Quality Team acts to prohibit emissions of pollutants exceeding State and Federal standards within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Fort Worth in an effort to reduce air pollution within the DFW Metroplex to below the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) non-attainment standards. These pollutants include, but are not limited to, Carbon Monoxide, Lead, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, Particulate Matter, Sulfur Dioxide, and certain Hazardous Air Pollutants established within the US Clean Air Act. The City of Fort Worth is authorized to inspect business and industry and enforce Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and US EPA regulations regarding Air Quality for operations that result in the emission of the above air pollutants.

The City of Fort Worth operates under an intergovernmental contract granted by the US EPA through the TCEQ. Monthly and quarterly reporting of activities conducted under this contract is submitted to the TCEQ.

Comments and questions from residents regarding air program requirements are welcomed as part of our education and outreach process. Please email comments to environmental@FortWorthTexas.gov.

Pollution Hotline

Report Online

To report air or stormwater pollution by phone,
call: 817-392-1234

For emergency situations,
call 9-1-1

Water Quality Permits

Customer Service

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Prevent Stormwater Pollution: Proper Pool Drainage

The City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Environmental Quality Division is available to answer questions regarding the proper drainage of residential swimming pools and spas. For more information on pools, spas and stormwater pollution prevention, or to report illegal discharges, contact our offices at 817-392-1234.

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