FUEL CONSERVATION The City of Clearwater is experiencing the budgetary impact of rising fuel costs. As we did last year, the cooperation of all departments is critical to ensure we employ all fuel conservation measures possible to contain or reduce consumption. Outlined below are the initial procedures implemented last year by the departments utilizing the majority of the City’s fuel supply. These procedures can be used throughout the organization without negatively impacting the service levels that the Citizens of Clearwater enjoy today. As the weather warms up and the price of fuel continues to rise, these and other energy saving measures will become essential to overall management of cost. Please ensure that all employees understand the significance of this issue and the challenge we face in containing fuel consumption Solid Waste/General Services  Other than those transporting putrescible solid waste, no trucks will be sent to the County's Waste-to-Energy Plant if carrying less than half a load.  No city vehicles will be started before drivers punch in.  All vehicles will be shut down when in line at the Transfer Station, when waiting at Fleet Maintenance, etc.  No tractor-trailers will be idling while staged for loading at the Transfer Station.  Employees will be held to new standards, eliminating the need for supervisors to go back to inspect routes after completion.  Supervisors will try to find ways to effectively share vehicles with other supervisors.  All supervisors will be cross-trained so that if a customer complaint or concern is received, the closest supervisor will respond.  Employees traveling out of town are strongly encouraged to use their own personal vehicle, or share a City vehicle  Reduce the exercise times on all generators (55) located within the City from once per week to once every two weeks. We must be very careful with this approach since reliability of the back-up emergency power could be affected with the change of the frequency of the test.  Building and Maintenance is combining two workers in one vehicle when traveling to the same work site. Police  Require all Patrol units to sit idle 15 minutes every hour (this was our strategy during the fuel shortage in the 1980's). primary  Place moratorium on all out-of-county training using department vehicles.  Increase the surcharge for vehicles on off-duty jobs (we should do this anyway; it is currently $10 per job). Public Works  Trucks in supervisor’s pool will be used only when need to go out in the field.  Crew cab trucks will accommodate additional workers, where possible, to limit the number of vehicles on one site.  Only fuel up those trucks that need to carry crews to job sites.  Make purchases for everyone in need at home depot, keeping the number of trips down to the stores.  No use of city vehicles for lunch hours; eat on the job or at the complex. Public Utilities  Water meter shop work orders geographically routed for change-out's, on and offs and meter repairs  Reclaimed water backflow checks, repairs and new customer connections combined  Locate tickets issued by geographic area  Valve and hydrant repairs/checks routed by geographic area  Major water service line and utility relocate projects confined to neighborhoods by project design  Avoiding carrying excess fuel  Taking care to properly stock vehicles prior to leaving the compound to avoid excessive return trips  Eliminate idling in all vehicles.  Combining crews into one vehicle to conduct routine preventive maintenance on lift stations.  Working with crews to take lunch in the field whenever possible. Fire  The Station Officer can allow multiple tasks to be completed by a unit from that Station that is on the road completing an assignment consisting of coordinating individual unit objectives.  Consider shutting down on-scene vehicles unless actively engaged in operational responsibilities. CLEARWATER GAS  Ensure daily that job requirements are managed in an efficient manner while reducing unnecessary travel.  Turn vehicle engines off when the vehicle is not moving.  Continue to utilize only HESS Gas Station purchases with VOYAGER Cards.  Insure that only the required vehicles to complete the job are utilized, where possible consolidate employees/crewmembers.  Clearwater Gas System will again contact Pasco County to see if arrangements can be made to refuel at their

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