Air Quality Monitoring
Overall, residents in Saskatchewan enjoy an excellent level of air quality. Therefore measuring and evaluating air quality in Saskatchewan is an important activity in delivering and implementing the Ministry of Environment's strategy to reduce risks to human health and the environment.
The ministry operates a network of air quality monitoring stations across. Saskatchewan is linked into a national program of air monitoring across Canada, known as the National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) network. All data from the NAPS stations across Saskatchewan is available real-time and historic, on the Air Quality Index (AQI) webpage.
The ministry also operates a mobile air monitoring vehicle called the Saskatchewan Air Monitoring Lab (SAML). The SAML is used to measure air quality in different regions for short term durations. Locations for monitoring are identified by industrial emission concerns, by public complaints, for emergency monitoring, and at general locations where air quality is unknown.
In addition to conducting air monitoring, the ministry is also an active partner of Air Zone associations in the province.