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CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> April 22, 2013 <br /> Contact: Mike Schmuhl, Chief of Staff <br /> Phone: 574-235-9261 <br /> Contact: Jon Burke, Municipal Energy Director <br /> Phone: 574-485-4230 <br /> SOUTH BEND TO UNVEIL NEW CNG TRUCKS <br /> SOUTH BEND, IN---Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd will be filled with exciting news for the <br /> city of South Bend's Solid Waste Division. As part of the Indiana Clean Diesel Road Show, the <br /> City will announce the arrival of four compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks. These trucks <br /> are the first installment of a new solid waste transportation efficiency plan that saves money, <br /> utilizes domestic fuel, and promotes environmental stewardship. <br /> Acquired in part from an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) grant — <br /> applied to the purchase of two of the four trucks —the city stands to save $50,000 per year in fuel <br /> costs alone, while making a significant reduction in carbon emissions. Their arrival was a <br /> collaborative effort from the Solid Waste Division, Central Services, and the Municipal Energy <br /> Office. <br /> Monday's events run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Public Library <br /> downtown South Bend, with a press conference starting at 1:00 p.m. The events include IDEM's <br /> Dieselwise Grant announcements, as well as learning opportunities about the health implications <br /> of diesel emissions, provided by the Indiana Clean Diesel Coalition and South Shore Clean <br /> Cities. <br /> This is one of three Road Show events for South Shore Clean Cities. For more information <br /> regarding the events please see htt //www.southshorecleancities.or events. h . <br /> Chief of Staff Mike Schmuhl, Director of Public Works Eric Horvath, Director of Central <br /> Services Matt Chlebowski, Director of Solid Waste Andre Price, and Municipal Energy Director <br /> Jon Burke will all be on hand to talk about the new vehicles and the cost savings to the City of <br /> South Bend and its residents. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING.227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD®SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 ® FAN 574/235-9892 ® TTD 574/235-5567 <br />