A Smart Investment

When a key objective is to use taxpayer money responsibly, switching to propane can give you peace of mind. Propane is a perfect fit for communities looking to cut costs and emissions. Municipalities using propane equipment can:

  • Increase efficiency by reducing time spent refueling.
    • Zero hours wasted at the pump.
  • Reduce costs in fuel and labor.
    • 30% lower operating costs.
  • Support greener communities with clean operation.
    • 15% fewer greenhouse gases. 40% fewer CO emissions.

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Success Stories

Learn how a growing number of municipalities are adopting propane to upgrade their fleets.

Columbus, Ohio
The Recreation and Parks Department of Columbus began researching propane as an option to meet tightening EPA regulations. Not only has the city significantly reduced its emissions; but it’s also saving 50 cents per gallon on fuel costs with its 14 propane zero-turn mowers.
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University of Louisville
This university needed mowers that fit seamlessly with its other green initiatives. The Ground Services Department is now cutting its carbon monoxide emissions by 40 percent compared with gasoline mowers. It is also saving an average of $2,000 annually on fuel.
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Miami-Dade County, Florida
This municipal department turned to propane for a more efficient way to work year-round in southeast Florida. The department's crews are now saving significant time with on-site refueling, with 95 percent of its fleet powered by propane. Propane allows the department to use taxpayer funds more productively.
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Take the Next Step

To talk to an expert about how propane could be incorporated into your fleet, contact Jeremy Wishart, PERC Deputy Director of Business Development, at or call 202-452-8975.