Pollution Control

Man smelling fresh air

The Bureau of Pollution Control and Prevention was established in 1967 to help abate air pollution in Houston. A water pollution control program was initiated in 1973. 


Call 311 or go to Houston 311

For a police, fire, medical, or other emergency, call 911 immediately.

Indoor Air Quality

We respond to indoor air quality issues as it pertains to residences for apartment units, hotels, motels and other sites that provide multifamily housing sites.

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Outdoor Air Quality

Asthma Air Aware Day Warnings
Air Quality Index
Air Quality Forecast
Houston Clean Air Network

Outdoor air quality

Environmental Monitoring

we operate and maintain an ambient air monitoring network for Houston that follows the U.S. EPA protocols and quality assurance/control procedures.

Environmental monitoring

Environmental Regulation Enforcement

We work collaboratively with the Houston Police Department, Harris County Pollution Control, and other environmental agencies to resolve environmental violations.

Environmental regulation enforcement