Air quality monitored at Lancaster reservoir

The Lancaster reservoir will be home to an air quality monitoring station for at least four months.

The Lancaster reservoir will be home to an air quality monitoring station for at least four months.

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone was approved for a development permit to establish a temporary site near the northeast corner of the Lancaster reservoir in Red Deer at Wednesday’s Municipal Planning Commission meeting.

The David McCoy AGM trailer will remain at the site up until March 31, 2013, to help characterize the air quality at the reservoir. Depending on the results of the monitoring, the site may be a permanent replacement for the Riverside Drive site.

A permanent air quality management station has been located at Riverside Drive near Three Mile Bend since 2000. With the relocation of the city’s Civic Yards to the Riverside Industrial Park and other growth in the park, the site is no longer suitable for use as a community health air quality monitoring site and a replacement site is being sought.

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