Internal Efforts

Overview

  • Public Works uses B20 (20% biodiesel) fuel in its diesel vehicles and equipment
  • Public Works currently owns 58 sedans that are E85 compatible and will continue to ask for and purchase "flex-fuel" vehicles when feasible
  • Vehicles are maintained and kept in good repair, which minimizes emissions and improves fuel economy
  • The Public Works Department has a “No Vehicle Idling” policy, reducing tailpipe emissions and saving fuel
  • Public Works uses hydraulic tools instead of gasoline-powered tools whenever possible