Oregon City Schools are trying to find ways to save money these days. And they have come up with a unique way of doing just that at Jerusalem Elementary School. The school will be changed over from propane and fuel oil to natural gas this fall.
After a long evaluation of the costs of heating the building. The district made the decision to go forward with the plan to switch to natural gas. Once the gas line is up and running school officials are hoping local residents will tap into the natural gas line, which will bring down the cost of the project for the school system.
When the school is operating on natural gas the superintendent says it will save the district $40,000 a year. If all goes well Oregon Schools could make back their initial investment in two to four years. The project should be completed by this fall.