High Pollution Advisory | Valley Metro
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What is a High Pollution Advisory?

High levels of air pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter pose health risks. Children, active adults and those with respiratory illnesses should restrict outdoor activities.

Pollution Prevention Tips:

  • Reduce driving alone and instead, take transit, carpool, or telework
  • When driving, combine trips and limit idling
  • Refuel after dark
  • Use electric-powered lawn and garden equipment

Travel Reduction Program (TRP) employers:

Implement HPA measures as outlined in the TRP Annual Plan, which may include posting flyers, sharing electronic communications and conducting drawings.

    2022 Ozone HPAs 

    • April 29, 30 (2) 
    • May 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26 (7)
    • June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 (11)
    • July 1, (the HPA issued for 7/7 was canceled on 7/7), 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 (13)
    • August 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 (19)
    • September 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 (5)

    2022 PM 10 & PM-2.5 HPAs

    • January 1, 2022 (PM-2.5)
    • February 15, 2022 (PM-10)
    • April 11, 2022 (PM-10)
    • June 23, 2022 (PM-10)
    • September 2, 2022 (PM-10)

    2021 Ozone HPAs (58)

    • May 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25, 27, 28 (9)
    • June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30 (12)
    • July 1, 2, 7, 8 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31 (13)
    • August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 24, 25, 26, 27  (12)
    • September 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 (12)

    2021 PM 10 & PM-2.5 HPAs

    • January 1, 2021 (PM-2.5 & PM-10)
    • January 2, 2021 (PM-10)
    • March 3, 2021 (PM-10)
    • July 9, 10 (PM-10)
    • August 28, 2021 (PM-10)
    • October 12 (PM-10)

    2020 Ozone HPAs (37)

    • April 25, 28, 29, 30 (4) 
    • May 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 25, 26, 29, 30 (9) 
    • June 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 (5) 
    • July 15, 16, 28, 29, 30, 31 (6)
    • August 1, 2, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 (10)
    • September 4, 16, 17 (3)

    2020 PM-10 & PM-2.5 HPAs

    • January 1, 2020 (PM-2.5 & PM-10)
    • August 17, 2020 (PM-10)
    • December 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 31 (PM-2.5)

    2019 PM-10 & PM-2.5 HPAs

    • January 1, 2019 (PM-2.5)
    • April 10, 2019 (PM-10)
    • May 16, 2019 (PM-10)
    • July 13, 2019 (PM-10)
    • July 22, 2019 (PM-10 & PM-2.5)
    • December 31, 2019 (PM-2.5)

    2019 Ozone HPAs (43)

    • April 19, 25, 26 (3)
    • May 14, 15, 30 (3)
    • June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 24, 25, 28, 29 (10)
    • July 10, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 (7)
    • August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 30, 31 (16)
    • September 1, 2, 3, 6 (4)

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    For TRP implementation assistance

    (602) 262-7433