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

34

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

88

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today's Alert Level

Low

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

ENE

9 MPH

  • Friday, 9/12/2014 Outlook

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

  • Saturday, 9/13/2014 Outlook

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

     

  • Sunday, 9/14/2014 Outlook

    If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the west and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south and southwest side of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, and Tyler Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

  • Monday, 9/15/2014 Outlook

    If there is enough afternoon sunshine, winds may be light enough and incoming background levels high enough for ozone to reach "Moderate" levels on the west and northwest side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, on the south and southwest side of the Houston area, and in the San Antonio, Austin, Waco-Killeen, and Tyler Longview areas, with highest concentrations in the afternoon and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or cloud cover should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.