How Is The City Of Dothan's Fuel Supply?

By: Ryan Rodig Email
By: Ryan Rodig Email

"We burn a lot of fuel in a days time," City Manager Mike West said Wednesday. "Especially diesel with all of our heavy equipment."

City employees from police officers to utility and public transportation workers keep filling up to meet the needs of the public.

Concerns with pricing and fuel distribution have led some local stations to stop selling gas. So is the city in danger with its fuel supply?

"No, we always had about a week and a half's worth of fuel supply on hand and we will get those topped off this week," West says.

That news was discovered Wednesday. In days prior, city officials were drawing up contingency plans if the normal supply wouldn't make it in time.

Police Chief John Powell says the city manager and commissioners have ensured him that public safety needs will be met.

"Public safety comes first," Chief Powell said Wednesday. "They are very supportive of public safety and have indicated that we will work through the hard times and public safety will not be diminished for our community."

City Manager Mike West says the city's fuel supply is replenished every 10 days to two weeks.

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