Southland residents can now report air pollution problems to the South Coast Air Quality Management District through an online complaint tool.
"We have inspectors in the field, but we also rely on residents to help monitor air quality-related activities in their neighborhoods," AQMD Executive Officer Barry R. Wallerstein said. "We hope the new online tool provides a convenient option for residents to connect with us on air quality issues in their new communities."
According to the AQMD, the system is easy to use and people have the option to attach a picture or a video to their complaint. Online users will be able to track the status of their air quality complaint with an assigned number for the first time, according to the agency.
To access the online system, go to www.aqmd.gov and click on the "Report Online Air Quality Complaints" banner.
Anyone wishing to report air pollution can also call AQMD at (800) 288- 7674 or use their iPhone, iPad or Windows Phone apps.
All complaints are referred to an AQMD inspector for follow-up and handling, according to the agency.