Environmental Regulations

Environmental Regulations

Whiteside County makes a strong showing on most environmental indicators with the majority of its scores at better than U.S. averages.

•    Determined based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and measurements
•    A higher value is better in all categories

Air quality scores based on
•    Ozone alert days
•    Number of pollutants in the air

Water quality
•    Combination of 15 EPA indicators

Superfund index based on
•    Number of pollution sites
•    Impact of pollution sites
•    Spending on cleanup efforts


Health Sterling, Il United States

Air Quality (100 = best)

52 48
Water Quality (100 = best) 45 55
Superfund Sites (100 = best) 97 71













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