Green Operations

City of Oxnard, Calif., Extends Oil Drain Intervals with New Green Product

June 24, 2010

OXNARD, CA – After testing a new eco-friendly oil filter product for a year, the City of Oxnard will extend its fleet vehicle oil drain interviews, producing an estimated $145,000 in oil and labor savings and an annual reduction of 24,000 quarts of oil.


“After extensive testing utilizing scientific oil analysis, we are excited to adopt the microGreen filter program for our fleet," said Daniel Berlenbach, fleet services manager, City of Oxnard. “Implementing new technologies that help our municipality reduce its operating costs and positively impact the environment is very important to us.”

 The City of Oxnard is the latest municipal fleet to convert its fleet to the patented microGreen oil filter technology, according to its producer, SOMS Technologies, LLC. The microGreen oil filter was introduced to the U.S. market in October 2008.


The City of Oxnard's fleet services division was rated number 4 in the “The 100 Best Fleets in North America™" listing for 2010, number 10 in 2009, and number 3 in 2008. In addition, the fleet services division has been recognized twice by the California EPA as a certified “Green Shop.”


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