5 steps to a winter-liquids program

This article suggests that adding liquids to a winter highway maintenance program can be cost effective. It follows the case of the Village of Spring Grove, Illinois's public works department and how they built their own brine-production system, including detailed steps to implementation. Justification for a liquids program includes reduction of salt use by pre-wetting, as well as lower overtime, fuel consumption, and vehicle wear and tear. The issue of resident education and its importance in order for the maintenance program to be a success is emphasized.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-35
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  • Accession Number: 01481168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2013 1:09PM