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

39

 Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

75

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Today's Alert Level

LOW

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

SSE

4 MPH

  • Thursday, 2/12/2015 Outlook

    Elevated PM2.5 levels in Southeast Texas this morning should rapidly diminish behind a cold front to keep the daily PM2.5 AQI at the upper end of the "Good" range in the Houston and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas. Moderate to strong winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range statewide.

  • Friday, 2/13/2015 Outlook

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

     

  • Saturday, 2/14/2015 Outlook

    Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach the lower end of the "Moderate" range in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso areas, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Sunday. 2/15/2015 Outlook

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