Pollution in Austin, TX, United States

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10 Pollution Level: Low

Pollution in Austin, TX, United States

Air Pollution
30.83 Low
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
25.30 Low
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
23.40 Low
Dirty and Untidy
33.43 Low
Noise and Light Pollution
54.52 Moderate
Water Pollution
42.07 Moderate
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
19.60 Very Low
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
21.08 Low

Purity and Cleanliness in Austin, TX, United States

Air quality
69.17 High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
74.70 High
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
76.60 High
Clean and Tidy
66.57 High
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
45.48 Moderate
Water Quality
57.93 Moderate
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
80.40 Very High
Quality of Green and Parks
78.92 High

Contributors: 93

Last update: April 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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5 Comments so far

#Flavio Berthoud on Jul 10, 2017 :

If Governments and their environmental agencies research will discover that is possible to decrease up to 60% of the emission of pollution that the industrial process generates when using fired-coal and/or iron ore.

So I hope that a contact will be made with TCS Ltda, which holds a new technology that allows this fact.

This TCS technology is already being implemented in the Brazilian mining company Vale S.A, in Vitoria / ES - Brasil.

Industries that use coal in their industrial process, use the equipment ESP to filter and retain the particulate material that is generated.
Unretained material is released into the atmosphere through the Chimneys.

This new technology allows the ESP can be operated at a much higher voltage, allowing the capture of 100% of particles with equivalent diameter between PM 0.1 and PM 2.5 micron and, of course, also the largest.

There is a real possibility that all particles smaller than PM 0.1 will be retained, within 2/3 years, when some developing electrical components are available.

It would be of great value, if the large companies that use iron ore and / or coal in their industrial processes sent a technician, who knows ESP-Electrostatic Precipitators, to our office in Brazil, to know "in loco" how this new Technology eliminates the atmospheric pollution generated by the burning of coal or/and iron ore.


Engº Flavio Berthoud
TCS Ltda

PS: WhatsApp:55 27 99982 0767
#shelly on Apr 29, 2017 :
Are the main cause of pollution the burning of fossil fuels by cars?
#ghost on Jan 23, 2017 :
It would be nice to know the main pollutants to show how to improve the problem.
#Ballsack on May 09, 2016 :
Austin is the by far the worst city I have lived in. The parks are very green and clean. There needs to be more trash so I can live happily.
#Michele on Apr 25, 2016 :
Air pollution levels have skyrocketed with the hundreds of thousands of vehicles which have moved to Austin in the past 5 - 8 years. If you have asthma do not consider moving here. Austin is now breaching the non attainment air pollution regulations (Dallas and Houston breached these years ago and are still out of compliance) due to the amount of air pollution caused by traffic. Austin still refuses - as a city - to implement any kind of decent public transport which leaves everyone stuck with having to use personal vehicles to get around. Add to the worsening air pollution the fact that Austin is one of the worst allergy locations in the world (there are 3 pollen zones that converge in central Texas) and you have people regularly missing work due to sinus infections and extreme allergies. I never experienced allergies before arriving here and have been shocked at how much they can take a person down - for days and weeks on end. Allergies are becoming worse due to the combined effect of pollen, ground ozone levels (due to dreadful traffic) and air pollution from fossil fuel vehicles.