Anti-icing liquid and brining are growing in popularity as a more efficient alternative to granular salt and sand. Anti-icing liquid can be used in much smaller quantities before a winter storm to prevent ice from forming on roads and sidewalks. As a result, snow is easily removed by plows or shovels, and fewer chlorides build up in snowmelt.
Bloomington Public Schools has implemented a winter maintenance program to transition from salting and sanding to pre-storm liquid anti-icing. As a result, they reduced their use of chlorides by more than 50%. Read MoreMore: Current News