Torrance Air Quality Monitoring Project

Torrance Air Quality Monitoring Project

In November 2019, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in partnership with the City of Torrance launched the website, www.torranceair.com, as part of the Torrance Air Quality Monitoring Project. The purpose of this website is to provide community members access to air quality data from monitors throughout the City. Currently, there are three AQMD monitors in Torrance, two of which are located at TUSD Schools, North and West High.


In November 2019, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in partnership with the City of Torrance launched the website, www.torranceair.com, as part of the Torrance Air Quality Monitoring Project. The purpose of this website is to provide community members access to air quality data from monitors throughout the City. Currently, there are three AQMD monitors in Torrance, two of which are located at TUSD Schools, North and West High.

The AQMD (not TUSD) collects and analyzes the data from the air quality monitors, including the monitors at the two high schools. Questions regarding the monitors, the data collected from the monitors, or information viewed on the website, including changes in air quality, should be directed to the AQMD by contacting, Advance Monitoring Technologies Manager, Dr. Andrea Polidori at apolidori@aqmd.gov. Additionally, the AQMD has informed TUSD that they will be launching an alert system, which will notify community members of changes in the region’s air quality. 

If you would like more information regarding AQMD Rule 1180, adopted in December of 2017, which mandates the implementation of real-time observations of air quality at or near the fence line of all major refineries in the South Coast Air Basin, and in nearby communities, please visit the AQMD website:

https://www.aqmd.gov/home/rules-compliance/rules/support-documents/rule-1180-refinery-fenceline-monitoring-plans