Brooklyn Park Works to Deice Roads, Cut Salt
Brooklyn Park is continuing efforts to reduce pollutants when deicing with road salt this winter.
On average, the city goes through about 3,000 tons of salt each year. To lower that number and protect the environment, crews pre-wet streets so road salt would stick onto streets instead of flowing into sewers, streams and ponds.
“We also clean out sewers on a regular basis, sweep streets three times a year and just focus on making sure that the sediments that might get into water ponds that we do dredge out and properly dispose of,” said Dan Ruiz, operations and maintenance director. “So that the water and the pond is at safe levels.”
City officials also remind residents that anytime there is more than two inches of snow or a snow emergency is declared, your car could be towed if parked in city streets.
To learn more about Brooklyn Park’s snow removal policy, click here.