The Air Quality Management Division of Washoe County finds clean air solutions that protect the quality of life and air for Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.

Through community partnerships along with programs and services such as air monitoring, permitting and enforcement, planning, and public education, this division has regulated emissions and kept our air safe and breathable for decades.

Current Air Quality:

Our currently air quality is 39, which is good! But, it varies.

How does this affect you? Well, if you are buying a new home, or planning to install a wood burning stove, you have to meet some air-quality regulations for county.

Wood and pellet stoves have long been considered old and outdated, but that most definitely isn’t the case anymore, we can tell you that for a fact, they’re more popular than ever.

Wood and pellet stoves are not just appearing in old, wooden cabins, but in beautiful new homes in Reno as a standard mode of heating, but there are regulations that come tied with it, and that’s where Grush Inspections can help.

The Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division in coordination with the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board is required by federal law to permit and inspect 1500 stationary sources of air pollution for compliance with both the federal requirements and local air quality regulations.


Grush Inspections can help determine if your wood burning device is certified clean burning, and even provide you with helpful tips & tricks to save on energy, too. If you’re looking to switch to a more clean burning energy, check out this new partnership with the Air Quality Division of Washoe County and UNR’s Business Environmental Program.