Klamath County currently has one monitoring station at Peterson Elementary school. The monitor has reported poor air quality in Klamath Falls for several years. As a result, the EPA has designated Klamath Falls as a “non-attainment area”. We can reach attainment if we all do our share.
74% of our poor air quality comes from uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces. Replacing your uncertified wood stove or fireplace with a certified wood stove or fireplace can help Klamath reach attainment and continue receiving federal funding. Together, by following the Klamath County air quality advisory and related burning regulations, we can ensure a bright future for the health and well-being of our community. A list of Environmental Protection Agency certified wood stoves can be found here.
Do your share for clean air by following the air quality advisory? Call 541-882-2876 or visit the air quality website for more information. To view hourly air quality data visit the State of Oregon website and select Klamath Falls – Peterson School. You can also view our 24 hour average Air Quality Index.
Restrictions on fireplaces, wood stoves, wood-burning fireplace inserts and pellet stoves
Starting October 15, 2018, and ending March 15, 2019, the Klamath County Environmental Health Division will make a daily Air Quality Advisory for the use of fireplaces and woodstoves within the Air Quality Zone.
The advisory will give: