Welcome to Breathe Easy Waco!

Your Regional Partner in Air Quality

 

OUR MISSION

Using knowledge and action to improve air quality, reduce ozone formation, enhance health, and reduce the need for regulation in the Heart of Texas.

 

The Heart of Texas Council of Governments (HOTCOG) is an organization of local governments working together voluntarily to solve mutual problems and plan for the future of the six county area. Currently, HOTCOG has over 80 member governments made up of: counties, cities, school districts, community colleges, and special districts. HOTCOG was originally established in 1966 and serves a geographic area covering Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties.

 

Regional councils, by law, are political subdivisions of the state; with authority to plan and initiate needed cooperative projects but does not have powers to regulate or tax, which are exclusively assigned to cities and counties. As any other political subdivision, regional councils must abide by laws governing open meetings, open records and the conduct of public officials. HOTCOG is also required to obtain an annual audit to assure accountability of public funds.

 

Yesterday's Air

Quality Level

46

 Monday, October 13, 2014

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

81

Wednesday Octover 15, 2014

Today's Alert Level

Low

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

WSW

3 MPH

  • Monday, 10/13/2014 Outlook

    Moderate to strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide

  • Tuesday, 10/14/2014 Outlook

    Moderate winds, cooler temperatures, and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide

     

  • Wednesday, 10/15/2014 Outlook

    If incoming background levels are high enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" or possibly higher levels on the east and southeast side of the Houston area and "Moderate" levels on the east and northeast side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in the Beaumont-Port Arthur and El Paso areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Thursday, 10/16/2014 Outlook

    If incoming background levels are high enough, winds may be light enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.