Louisville's Air Monitoring Network
The APCD annually collects tens of millions of data points in order to accurately represent Louisville Metro's ambient air conditions. In order to get a fair representation of air quality throughout the county, the APCD currently operates air monitoring sites in five separate locations.
|Site Name and Location||Parameters Monitored||Objective(s) of Site||Year Est.|
|Algonquin Parkway, 4201 Algonquin Parkway||SO2, VOCs, PM2.5, PM10, Meteorological data||Population exposure||1978|
|Carrithers Middle School, 4320 Billtown Road||Ozone, PM2.5, Meteorological data||Population Exposure||2018|
|Cannons Lane, 2730 Cannons Lane||Ozone, PM2.5, PM10, SO2, NO2, CO, Meteorological data, PM2.5speciation, Radiation, NOy, PMcoarse, VOCs, Carbonyls||National Core Monitoring Station, urban scale, population exposure||2009|
|Durrett Lane (Near Road site), 1517 Durrett Lane||NO2, CO, PM2.5, Meteorological data||Maximum concentration||2014|
|Watson Lane Elementary, 7201 Watson Lane||Ozone, PM2.5, SO2, Meteorological data||Population exposure||1992|
There are additional monitoring sites in the region that are not located in Jefferson County and are operated by either the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) or the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KyDAQ).
The Kentucky Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan provides an annual overview of the air monitoring network in Kentucky, including our own monitoring section. This includes location of monitoring sites, sampling and analysis methods, operating schedule, and more.