Woodstove change out program continues, meeting set

Graphic showing emissions of fine particles. (DEQ)

Graphic showing emissions of fine particles. (DEQ)

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Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) anticipates the opening of more opportunities to fund the replacement of inefficient woodstoves in Klamath County.

“We cannot provide an exact date for the beginning of the program, as governmental contracting law is strict regarding the perception of solicitation for applications,” said Jennifer Little, director of Klamath County Public Health. “However, I encourage residents in Klamath Falls and Chiloquin to watch for the formal announcement on the Public Health webpage.”

The website can be reached at publichealth.klamathcounty.org. An informational meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Crest Park in Klamath Falls.

In Klamath Falls KCPH is seeking proposals from homeowners to change-out woodstoves for non-wood burning heat sources. Meanwhile in Chiloquin, KCPH is seeking proposals from homeowners to change out woodstoves for certified low emission woodstove heat sources.

“Air quality is an important health issue,” said Little. “The American Lung Association just released its annual report indicating that the air in Klamath County can be a risk for sensitive groups, especially during woodstove heating season and the wildfire season. This change out program is a step toward healthier air.”

Information on the change out program will soon be released. For more information call 541.882.8846 or email kcph@klamathcounty.org.

Press release provided from Klamath County Public Health.