Sometimes, our air here in the Valley isn't exactly pristine. And if you want or need to know that information quickly, look no further than your smartphone of mobile device.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department's new "Clean Air Make More" mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
"You'll get what the air quality is, what it means to us, what the tips are, and then if you see an air quality violation or anything, you can report it," said Lucette Gonzalez with Maricopa County Air Quality Department.
That's right, if someone's burning on a no-burn day or the exhaust from a passing vehicle makes you gag, you can report the offender directly via the app.
"You don't need to go back home and report it... it's instant, and it comes directly to us," Gonzalez said.
The app and its timely, relevant information are all about convenience for those of us who always seem to be on the move, yet are concerned about the quality of our air.
If you don't want the app, you can still receive free air quality alerts and forecasts via text message.
For more information on air quality alerts, including the free app, CLICK HERE.
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