Thank you for visiting the HC&S air quality monitoring page. As part of a Supplemental Environmental Project approved by the Department of Health, HC&S installed and operated portable monitoring stations (known as E-BAM’s) at three area schools – Kahului Elementary School, Kihei Elementary School, and Kamali’i Elementary School. Beginning in August, these E-BAM’s continuously monitored ambient air quality concentrations of fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) during the 2016 sugarcane burning season. The monitoring data was displayed in real time on a publicly accessible website (called WQData Live), along with an Air Quality Index (AQI) to aid in understanding what the current local air quality means to your health.
HC&S conducted its final sugarcane burn of the season on December 7, 2016, and with the cessation of sugarcane harvesting operations on December 12, 2016 operation of the HC&S air quality monitoring network and the WQData LIVE website have been discontinued. However, historical air quality monitoring data will remain temporarily posted on this website in the Air Quality Data Archive (see below).
The data originally posted on the WQData Live website were preliminary pending review and validation by qualified staff. Final data that have undergone quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) review are archived here.