Flex your Power at the Pump

Flex your Power at the Pump is a state initiative supported by many organizations and agencies around the state, including APCD. 


Gasoline and diesel prices in California rose 44% between December 2003 and May 2004.

California’s more than 18 million automobiles consume more than 14 billion gallons of gasoline each year – enough gasoline to fill a line of tanker trucks stretched bumper to bumper from San Francisco to San Diego and back.

Here are three no-cost actions you can take right away to reduce your gas consumption by up to 15 percent!

  • Keep tires properly inflated to the recommended pressure.
  • Use the car’s air conditioner selectively.
  • Observe the posted speed limits. It’s safer and saves gas.

Here are some more no-cost ideas:

  • Accelerate smoothly and brake gradually. It’s safer, uses less gas and reduces brake wear.
  • Properly maintain your vehicle. Replace air and oil filters as recommended.
  • Minimize the amount of time your vehicle idles. For example, consider parking the car instead of using the “drive-up” lanes.

And here are some ideas if you want to do more:

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.