Brine solution on roads helping to save money, environment

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Created: December 16, 2020 06:40 PM

Warren County has started making their own salt brine to treat the roads.

They say the liquid mix of salt and water is cheaper and more effective than rock salt. It's also better for the environment.

The county purchased equipment to make their own brine, and they'll be able to provide it to towns and villages around the county that want to use it.

Warren County Public Works Superintendent Kevin Hajos says brine uses less salt, so it's less expensive. He hopes one day to cut his $600,000 annual salt budget in half.  

It is a direct application, instead of salt, which goes everywhere.

Learn more about how the brine is made by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.

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