November 4, 2014
Contact: Ken Robbins, General Manager
MIDWAY CITY SANITARY DISTRICT RECEIVES $250,000 GRANT FOR CLEAN TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
(Westminster, CA) – Midway City Sanitary District recently received a letter of approval for a grant in the amount of $250,000 from Clean Transportation funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee to assist with the installation cost of the CNG fueling station. The grant will help in continuing the development of Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) by allowing MCSD to be the only Special District/Government agency to remain using in-house staff to complete the solid waste service to 100,000 people on a weekly basis, while keeping the cost of service at the lowest monthly rate for the surrounding area.
Midway City Sanitary District was established in 1939 and provides curbside solid waste collection and recycling for 19,878 residences within the MCSD service area. Federal and State mandates are requiring fleet operators like MCSD to reduce air emissions through conversion of existing diesel vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled vehicles by 2020. To that end, MCSD has been planning and budgeting for this project for the last three years.
The anticipated cost of a complete CNG vehicle fueling system with 14 fueling positions is about $1,500,000. This cost includes plans, permits, and site work. The calculation of the annual Return on Investment (ROI) of the purchase, installation, and operation of an onsite CNG truck fueling facility is based on the current fuel use of the 10 truck fleet, the cost of the equipment at today’s prices, and estimates of ongoing operational costs against the annual cost of using diesel as fuel. The estimated Return on Investment for the District is 3.7 years.
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The Board of Directors and Employees of Midway City Sanitary District work diligently to provide sewer and solid waste services to the residents of the District.