Brine (Salt + Water)

Brine works at the same temperature  range as rock salt but it has less melting power. So why use it?salt brine tank

Brine . . . works faster
            . . . stays in place
            . . . is inexpensive
            . . . is 77% water

To be precise, salt brine is 23.3% salt and 76.7% water.  For colder pavements, you can use salt brine blends.

 

Read More:

5 steps to a Winter Liquids Program (published article)

Water Softener Brine Reclamation and use for Winter Maintenance (presentation)

 

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 (mathew.j.maier@envirosealersllc.com; 920-420-0391) 

WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.