2016 Anti-Icing Production Upgrades

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Bloomington, City of
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

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.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

See http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/index.html and http://www.bwsr.state.mn.us/aboutbwsr/boarddirectory.pdf

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This equipment will help in reducing chloride runoff into Nine Mile Creek by at least 25%, or 300 lbs/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in an estimated reduction of 7 lb. of chloride per year.

Source of Additional Funds


Recipient Board Members
Members for Bloomington, City of are:
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Bloomington, City of
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St. Paul, MN 55155

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