“The Solid Waste Department is excited about the opportunity to move toward CNG as a fuel source for the refuse vehicles,” commented Michael Comstock, Director of the Solid Waste Management Department. “Through a methodical and conservative review of the technological advancements for these vehicles and a lengthy economic analysis of the program, we are convinced the transfer to this type of fuel is a long-term benefit to the City of Mesa.”
Mesa’s Energy Resources Department will supply the compressed natural gas for the Solid Waste vehicles. Initially a temporary filling station will be installed in the north lot of the Sixth Street yard, with a permanent facility in the plans for the future.
With its high-pressure service throughout the city, Mesa’s natural gas distribution system is also capable of providing compressed natural gas to other local businesses for their fleets. “Our low costs to provide CNG service and the capability to develop the CNG station as a part of Solid Waste’s conversion to CNG are services that we want to extend to all of Mesa’s natural gas utility customers, especially our local fleets,” said Frank McRae, Director of the Energy Resources Department.
Source: City of Mesa.