The cost of salt has more than doubled since 2006.
During the winter of 2019-20, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) spent over $33 million dollars on salt! (source)
The DOT is committed to the adoption and promotion of Salt Wise practices: staff education, equipment calibration, and the incorporation of liquid brine.
Between Madison and Milwaukee, Jefferson County has become a statewide leader in salt reduction by focusing on best practices and the use liquid brine for both anti-icing and deicing. These efforts helped the county cut salt use by nearly 9 million pounds last winter, saving tax-payers over $500,000.
Learn more about the cost-savings associated with brine use from the Marathon County Highway Department, another Salt Wise leader.