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Borough Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone:  (732) 842-3300

80 East River Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760



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the Borough of Rumson, New Jersey.
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80 East River Road
Rumson, New Jersey 07760
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Salt Brine for Safe Travel

What is the liquid that the Public Works sprays on the road before snow is coming? ...Salt Brine!

Anti-icing is accomplished by using traditional salt brine (usually a 23 percent salt solution, derived from rock salt and water) and applying it to roadways in preparation for snow and ice.

We use salt brine (also known as anti-icing or pre-wetting measures) unless rain or wetness is going to happen in the beginning of the storm which would wash the brine off the road.

Using salt brine proves not only to be more effective on roads, but it is also cost effective. It takes four times less salt to prevent ice accumulation than to remove ice after it has formed.

“Anti-icing is currently recognized as a pro-active approach to winter driver safety by most transportation agencies. Pre-wetting [using salt brine] has been shown to increase both the performance of solid chemicals and abrasives, as well as their longevity on the roadway surface, thereby reducing the amount of materials required," according to a recent study.

"Combined with accurate weather forecasts, anti-icing is a more proactive technique for winter transportation safety."

"Brine provides improved road surface conditions and allows for safer travel."


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