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

19

 Monday, December 1, 2014

Tomorrow's High

Temperature

64

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Today's Alert Level

LOW

 

Tomorrow's Wind Speed

SSE

11 MPH

  • Monday, 12/1/2014 Outlook

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

  • Tuesday, 12/2/2014 Outlook

    Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, with highest concentrations in the morning and evening. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds, cold temperatures, and low incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the "Good" range.

     

  • Wednesday, 12/3/2014 Outlook

    Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the Houston 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.

  • Thursday, 12/4/2014 Outlook

    Winds may be light enough for the daily PM2.5 AQI to reach "Moderate" levels in the El Paso area, 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.