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Air Quality

Air pollution is generated by a variety of sources.  Vehicle and industry emissions, dust particles, gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment and outdoor burning all contribute to air pollution.Sky

Everyone contributes to air pollution in some way or another, but everyone can also be a part of the solution. 


Lexington County government wants to be part of the solution by supporting programs and initiatives aimed at improving air quality.   For example:

  • The County has implemented an Air Quality Policy(PDF) (PDF) to reduce its own contribution to air pollution. 
  • The County is a founding member of the Regional Air Quality Forum; a collaboration between Richland and Lexington Counties, the Central Midlands Council of Governments, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and other municipal, business, industry and organizational stakeholders in the area. 
  • The County has supported special events to improve air quality such as the Central Midlands Lawn Mower Exchange(winner of the 2008 National Association of Counties Achievement Award), Car Care Vehicle Maintenance Checks and the 2007 Climate Protection Action Committee Green is Good for Business Conference.

Do you have a suggestion or idea on ways to improve air quality?  If so, click here and let us know.


To learn more about air quality, click the links below: 

Air Quality
Pollutants of Concern Quick Links Air Quality General Information
Ground Level Ozone DHEC Air Quality Website Commuter Options
Particulate Matter EPA Air Quality Website Outdoor Burning
You Hold the Key SC Tips to Reduce Your Impact   
Vehicle Maintenance(PDF)