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Environmental Health Performance Metrics

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  Q2 2014
Measure/Explanation Actual Target Result
Community Energy Use
Percent change in electricity use (kilowatt hours or kWh) per capita compared to 2005 (baseline year) The metric is evaluated quarterly, and is one measure of the community's energy efficiency.
-12.6% -1.5%  
Outdoor Air Quality Index (AQI) - Fine Particulate Matter 2.5 microns (PM 2.5)
The metric is a measure of the number of 'good' air quality days (as defined by EPA's Air Quality Index - AQI) in a quarter based on fine particulate matter air monitoring data from Fort Collins. The AQI is calculated by EPA as a measure of local air quality and its effect on human health. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. 'Good' air quality corresponds to an AQI of 50 or less (on a scale of 0-500) and poses little or no risk of adverse health effects. A fine particulate matter target of 95% 'Good' days in a quarter was selected to evaluate local air quality conditions.
Data not Available
until September
95.0%  
Outdoor Air Quality Index (AQI) - Ozone
The metric is a measure of the number of 'good' air quality days (as defined by EPA's Air Quality Index - AQI) in a quarter based on ozone air monitoring data from Fort Collins. The AQI is calculated by EPA as a measure of local air quality and its effect on human health. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. 'Good' air quality corresponds to an AQI of 50 or less (on a scale of 0-500) and poses little or no risk of adverse health effects. An ozone target of 75% 'Good' days in a quarter was selected to evaluate local air quality conditions.
Data not Available
until September
75.0%  
Wastewater Regulation Violations
The compliance rate for a wastewater treatment facility is based on meeting all applicable EPA and state regulations that protect public health and the environment.
0 0