Solano County

Air district calls Spare the Air alert

By From page A4 | August 01, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Spare the Air day alert has been called for Friday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The district is expecting smog-prone weather. It is asking people to help keep the air clean by driving less and using less energy. It has called seven Spare the Air alerts this summer.

People can help prevent pollution by taking public transit, biking when traveling around town, taking car pools, linking errands to reduce driving, avoiding use of gasoline-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers, avoiding use of lighter fluid on barbecues and avoiding use of aerosol spray cleaners, paints and spray, a district press release said.

“Motor vehicles are the number one source of smog in the Bay Area, so going where you need to go without your car can make a big difference in air quality all summer long,” said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district, in the release.

Hot summer weather with little wind often leads to smoggy conditions in the Bay Area. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a Friday high temperature of 98 degrees in Fairfield and Suisun City, 105 degrees in Vacaville and 103 degrees in Rio Vista.

The National Weather Service predicts that the heat will ease a little over the weekend, with the high temperature in Fairfield-Suisun City falling to 92 degrees Saturday and 55 degrees Sunday. The average high temperature for this time of year is 85 degrees.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • CD BrooksAugust 01, 2014 - 5:56 am

    OK! OOOOKAY! I won't use hair spray this morning but not driving is not an option. Good day.

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