NEW STREET TREATMENT FOR WINTER WEATHER BEGINS IN WESTFIELD

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December 12, 2017

 

 

 

NEW STREET TREATMENT FOR WINTER WEATHER BEGINS IN WESTFIELD

 

Westfield, IN – A new winter weather street treatment is starting in Westfield, and the city is expecting to see significant savings as a result.

 

The city recently purchased two new trucks, both equipped with 1800 gal. brine application units that will allow public works crews to apply salt brine to pre-treat city streets before snow events. The pre-treatment creates an additional layer that helps to melt snow, and does not allow snow and ice to adhere to the streets, making it easier to plow.

 

It’s estimated that the new procedure will save the city approximately $10K per snow event.

 

The treatment can be applied up to two days prior to a winter weather event.

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Pavement treated with brine (Right) versus untreated pavement (Left)

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One of Westfield's new brine application trucks.


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