Pa. Governor Tom Corbett, Aqua Chairman Nicholas DeBenedictis, and Aqua employees

Governor Corbett will visit Aqua’s time-fill CNG fueling station in Springfield, Pa. to see first-hand the company’s growing fleet of vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG), a clean-burning fuel alternative. The fleet has been partially funded through grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Both Governor Corbett and DeBenedictis will provide remarks.
In March, Aqua received a $225,000 grant from the DEP’s Act 13 fund. The grant is being used to fund the purchase of nine additional Freightliner M2 CNG-fueled dump trucks. In 2013, the company received an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) of $86,812 from the DEP for the purchase of 14 new CNG-fueled vans. Aqua also received two grants for approximately $70,000 for infrastructure and plans to install private fueling stations at its West Chester and Willow Grove operations centers.
Aqua has supported a CNG fleet for more than a decade, purchasing its first bi-fuel pickup in 1997. To date, the company has invested $675,000 in CNG through vehicle purchases and infrastructure upgrades, including the construction of time-fill fueling stations.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.

Aqua’s Springfield CNG Fill Station
700 W. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

-- Interview opportunities with Governor Corbett and DeBenedictis on the benefits of CNG for both the environment and companies
-- Interview opportunities with Governor Corbett and DeBenedictis on the DEP’s Act 13 and AFIG funding
-- Visual of Governor Corbett and DeBenedictis in front of Aqua’s CNG fueling station
-- Visual of Aqua’s fleet of CNG-fueled vehicles

Donna Alston
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