AUGUSTA, Maine  — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is now using Twitter to send out its daily air quality forecasts.

The DEP says Twitter accounts have been created for the four regions where air quality alerts warning people about unhealthy air conditions have been issued in recent years. The department plans to generate tweets each day to provide the next day’s air quality forecast for those regions.

To receive alerts from the DEP, you will need to sign up for Twitter and follow any of these pages:

Acadia National Park/Midcoast region

Bangor/Eastern interior region

Lewiston/Western interior region

Portland/Southwest coast region