Skip to Content

air pollution 

Generally speaking, the majority of air quality issues in the community are the result of dust and wood heater smoke.

To minimise dust, you can take some simple steps:

  • avoid earth works and other dust-creating activities on hot windy days
  • suppress and compact dust by watering with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, or sprayed directly from a specified water truck

To reduce smoke emissions:

  • use dry, seasoned, untreated wood
  • stack wood undercover in a dry, ventilated area
  • use small logs and place them in your heater in such a way so air can circulate freely
  • burn the fire brightly
  • don't let your heater smoulder overnight
  • regularly check the chimney to ensure excessive smoke is not being emitted
  • clean your flue or chimney at least once a year

In South Australia, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) currently has responsibility for air pollution. You can contact them on 8204 2004, email epainfo@epa.sa.gov.au or via the EPA website.

The website also has helpful tips and advice on the correct use and operation of domestic wood heaters.

 

 

Let us know your thoughts on this page and we'll use your feedback to improve our website!

Clinic Locations

  • Burnside Council Coopers Room

    Cnr Greenhill & Portrush Roads
    Tusmore

  • Campbelltown - The ARC

    531 Lower North East Road
    Campbelltown

  • Prospect Council Irish Harp Room

    128 Prospect Road
    Prospect

  • St Peters EHA Office

    101 Payneham Road
    St Peters

  • Unley Civic Centre

    181 Unley Road
    Unley

  • Walkerville Council

    66 Walkerville Terrace
    Gilberton