Heath Ward, executive director of Springdale Water Utilities, wants to be a trendsetter.
Authorized to purchase two pickup trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, Ward said Springdale should lead the way as Northwest Arkansas transitions to clean-burning fuel for its utility fleets and service vehicles.
Ward got an assist from Kum & Go, which, thanks to federal rebates, is installing two CNG stations in Springdale. One is opening this year on U.S. 412 East and the other is opening next year on Interstate 49 at Elm Springs Road.
Compressed natural gas burns cleaner than traditional petrol. It’s cheap, abundant and adds life to an engine. Ward will keep an eye on the pickup trucks, and if the numbers look good, he’ll implement CNG for the entire fleet through the ongoing... [ MORE ]