The City of West Allis DPW vehicles will be applying new anti-icing products that will help melt snow and reduce ice formation on the roadway. This process is known as anti-icing. This is being done to provide safe driving conditions and reduce the environmental impact.
Anti-icing is a pro-active approach to winter road maintenance. Liquid brine is applied to a street before a snow and ice event to prevent the hard bond of snow/ice to the surface.
Reduced use of abrasives on the road results in reduced environmental impacts.
Snow and ice control cost savings results in benefits to the City and the public.
Improved winter roadway conditions results in safer driving conditions for motorists.
Reduces labor hours, fuel consumption, and wear on equipment. Crews can cover more area by beginning treatment prior to storm event while in better conditions.
Potentially decreases application of annual salt application by 20% to 30%.