Synthesis: Brine-Making Practices


State departments of transportation (DOTs) are turning to salt brine to reduce rock salt use on winter roads to decrease waste, road maintenance costs and environmental impacts. Some winter maintenance managers purchase and take delivery of brine from a manufacturer. As brine-making equipment has improved over time and become easier to use, more states are choosing to make their own brine for road applications. There are many factors an agency must consider, however, when planning and implementing brine-making practices.


To compile brine-making practices used by other member states to better understand equipment and other resource needs, benefits and challenges, and lessons learned.

Expected Results

The deliverables from this project will include survey results and a final synthesis of the information gathered.