Brine (Salt + Water)
Applying brine before the storm works like putting oil on a skillet before you fry your food. Brine prevents a bond from forming between snow and the pavement so plow blades can more efficiently clear the roads. But don't take it from us, get the scoop from the Marathon County Highway Department (video below).
Compared to rock salt, salt brine works faster, saves money and stays in place.
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Need brine for a municipality or another public entity?
Dane County can sell brine to municipal/public entities. Contact Dan Behrend, Operations Manager for Dane County Highway Department at Behrend@countyofdane.com . The price for 2020-21 is $0.30 per gallon.
Need brine for a private company?
Check out these local vendors:
Envirosealers, LLC - Envirosealers sells salt brine and brine application equipment (firstname.lastname@example.org; 920-420-0391)