2016 Anti-Icing Production Upgrades
Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7
This equipment will help in reducing chloride runoff into Nine Mile Creek by at least 25%, or 300 lbs/year.
This project resulted in an estimated reduction of 7 lb. of chloride per year.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
This project proposes significant improvements to the City of Bloomington's Anti-Icing/Brine making capabilities. The use of anti-icing technology reduces the amount of salt needed to clear snow and ice from city street. The improvements work to address the chloride impairment in Nine Mile Creek and the metro area by reducing the amount of salt applied to the streets and thereby reducing the amount of chlorides entering our surface water systems. These improvements will substantially increase efficiency at which the city can produce an anti-icing blend that will be effective based on the approaching storm characteristics, pavement temperatures, air temperatures, etc... This will allow the city to routinely complete 100% of the anti-icing routes prior to snowfall/freezing rain events with the proper blend for the specific storm event. The improvements to the system also give the City the ability to provide anti-icing blends to other local agencies such as Three Rivers Park District, Hennepin County, Bloomington School District and other nearby Municipalities that are specific for each of their uses.