Providing New England and beyond all the equipment, materials and education needed to implement a liquids program to your snow service operation. Utilizing brine can help you provide a safer surface to your clients, their customer, residents and commuters, while reducing your salt impact on the environment while reducing your salt costs by up to 70%
Treating With Brine Uses Less Salt and Less Salt Saves You On De-Icing Cost As Well As Reduces The Amount Of Salt Put Into The Environment.
At Granite State De-Icing Supply, our vision is to be the leading provider of direct liquid application equipment, materials and education in New England and Beyond. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality education, equipment to enable them to succeed in the reduction of salt usage and save on salt costs while providing a the safest surface possible.
By offering our clients the top of the line equipment, education and materials. We can stand behind them and insure that they succeed in their initiative to reduce their salt impact on the environment and their customers infrastructure while providing the safest surface possible through out the winter months.
With over 35 years of experience in the snow industry, the team at Granite State De-Icing Supply has the knowledge and expertise to help you find the right equipment for your snow operation needs. We offer expert advice, personalized service, and ongoing support and education to ensure your complete satisfaction.
My name is Mike Farrell and I am the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Peru. Last winter we started pre-treating our roads with salt brine . I had been researching and following the Lake George Salt Reduction Act for several years that was going on in and around Lake George , New York. When I thought I had the right crew to change the way we do winter maintenance here, myself and my deputy took a ride to the Town of Hague to talk to them, to say we were overwhelmed with information would be putting it mildly. We made the 2 hour trip another time to see them and had a better understanding of the salt brine and pre-treating. We then signed our letter of intent with the Adirondack Salt Reduction Act with our Town Board’s blessing. It was by far the best decision I have ever made here . The biggest hurdle was there was no state grant money or help from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Again with the Town Board’s approval and being crafty with our budget , we decided to go at it alone and be a model for the northeast . We switched from salt/sand mixture to strictly pre-treating with brine and using straight salt to treat our roads with salt trackers and outside air and road temperature gauges installed in all 7 main line trucks and our spare truck in case one goes down. The results were beyond my expectation , as we had bare roads all year, and it did not matter if it was in the mountains or on the flats. It’s the first time in all the years the town has been in existence that has ever happened. With the pre-treating with salt brine , every time we plowed the guys were scraping everything off to the asphalt. They would make a round plowing, grab a quick coffee and I would walk in the break room and the talk was how little salt they would use after the pre-treating beforehand. It made them believers , one of the guys with over 20 years here, after his second time plowing after we started the program , came in my office and said you were right , it works. As a bonus we would buy sand and haul it here and mix with salt and put it up in our salt shed. This would go on for 1 ½ to 2 months depending how much we used the year before and the cleanup from sweeping in the spring last for a month. Now that is all gone, we saved between $75,000-$80,000 by not buying sand, fuel to haul it and the cleanup in the spring. And this was only year one, and we know we are only going to get better. We are using this savings to reinvest in equipment as it will only make us even better. My hope is to draw more towns around us in , once they see what is going on here, and to eventually be a storage depot for them. We currently have two 5 thousand gallon tanks set up with brine, with a 10,000 gallon tank waiting to be installed , it was bought late winter, and I will more than likely add a second 10,000 gallon tank to give me 40,00 gallons in storage. The larger storage will help if we several storms back to back and limits our time to make it. Just to give you an example , we used to use 16 yards of sand with 4200 pounds of salt mix in on every trip they did their beat. Now with pre-treating with brine and running straight salt with salt trackers , one load of salt is making from 3 to 5 rounds on the same run. Feel free to call me any time if you have any questions , I’m not an expert , but if I can’t answer your questions, I have contacts that I use that can for sure.
Mike Farrell Highway Superintendent
Town of Peru