Air Quality & Dust Control
Town of Fountain Hills Dust Control ProgramThe Town is an active participant in helping reduce dust pollution PM 10 that constantly plagues the Valley and State. The State of Arizona has a mandated surface pollution reduction plan to help the State comply with EPA regulation. The State must reach a 5% reduction in surface PM 10 dust to comply with the federal mandate. Failure to meet this goal could result in a loss of federal highway dollars. The Town provides a yearly report to the Maricopa Association of Governments offices (MAG) outlining what measures we are taking to help reduce the levels of PM 10 within our community.
Town OrdinancesParticulate matter ("dust") is 1 of the 6 primary air pollutants monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nationwide. The Phoenix Metropolitan region has failed to attain the federal dust standards deemed necessary to protect public health. The Town of Fountain Hills and other area cities are working with the EPA to help reduce dust pollution in the Valley. Many cities have adopted ordinances that address local dust pollution issues.
Fountain Hills PoliciesThe Town of Fountain Hills has focused its efforts on 3 areas; vehicle use on vacant lots, unpaved areas and leaf blowers. For all property within the Town’s limits, the following dust control rules and standards apply:
- Operation of Vehicles on Vacant Lots - Town Code 12-2-11
- Dust and Airborne Particulate Control - Town Code 10-7