Public Notice: Winton air quality survey
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An air quality survey in Winton has found solid support for action to reduce smoke pollution.
In August, Winton residents were asked for their opinions on air quality in a survey about smoke pollution in the town. The Winton Community Board is concerned with the level of smoke emissions in the town, as the emissions are close to the national standard. A survey form was delivered to Winton households and there were 207 respondents.
Council environmental health manager Michael Sarfaiti said 73% of respondents support some action being taken to reduce smoke pollution in Winton. The results have been reported back to the community board. The board has requested both Council and Environment Southland to increase awareness of the subsidies available, promote the free home health checks, complete educational initiatives, to extend the wood burner free building consent incentives scheme until 31 December 2020, and to consider a clean air loan scheme.
The survey results can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.