Air Quality works to protect people and the environment from the effects of pollution. The air in Springfield meets federal air quality standards; however, the growing number of people businesses and industry all combine with our climate and topography to create the potential for air pollution problems.
We promote and protect public health by enforcing local ordinances. We work with businesses inside Springfield city limits to control emissions of air contaminants in order to maintain state and federal standards. Emissions may come from large industrial plants or from the corner dry cleaning business.
Current Springfield Air Quality Data
This map shows the most current Air Quality Index.
Read more about what these colors mean at Air Quality Index.
Air Monitoring Charts
Air Quality Staff
Brian Adams, Air Quality Control Coordinator
BAdams@springfieldmo.gov | 417-864-1412
Brian has been with the Springfield Air Quality Control program since 1984. Previously he worked for the St. Louis County Air Pollution Control for more than three years. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. Brian's primary duties are air permitting and emissions inventory tracking and auditing. He also conducts enforcement activity such as onsite industrial inspections and regulatory compliance, citizen complaint investigations, and air monitoring quality assurance duties.