Air Quality Monitoring
Protect Your Health
Always check the Air Quality Health Index before you head outdoors.
The measurements taken by the air quality station are used by the Province of Alberta and Environment Canada to report the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). The AQHI is a coloured scale from 1-10+ designed to help you understand what the outdoor air quality means to your health. The index values are grouped into health risk categories as shown below. These categories help you to easily and quickly identify your level of risk.
To learn more about the impacts of air quality on human health visit Alberta Environment and Parks.
Air Quality Monitoring Station
After years of planning and advocacy, the City celebrated the opening of the first Air Quality Monitoring Station in St. Albert on June 8, 2016. The station measures particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ground-level ozone (O3) that are components of urban smog which can impact your health. The measurements taken by the air quality station are used by the Province of Alberta and Environment Canada to report the air quality. The air quality monitoring station is located at Salisbury Park, next to the Sturgeon Reservoir.
Benefits of the Station
- Opportunity to add to the extensive network or air monitoring in the Capital Region.
- Provide residents, especially those most at risk from air pollution, with the AQHI health management tool to control their exposure to air pollutants.
- Weather information from the station will assist the Public Works department in optimizing snow removal activities.
Last edited: November 29, 2019