Public Works Expo 2018

MD19 - Liquids 201 (Part 2 of a series of 4 sessions on the use of liquids)

Aug 27, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 2:50pm


To switch from dry material (sand or salt) usage to pre-wet salt and liquid anti-icing applications, several factors need to be considered: the type of equipment needed for pre-wetting and liquids application; approaches for staff training regarding the benefits of liquids and overcoming the “we’ve always done it this way” attitude; and the environmental impacts and benefits of using liquids.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be better able to: 

  • Identify the equipment required for liquid application.
  • Discuss the environmental benefits and impacts associated with pre-wetting and liquids.
  • Examine the steps for setting up a staff training program in the usage of liquids.


  • Bryan Beitzel, Maintenance Superintendent, Village of Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Lee Perkins, PWM, Transportation Operations Manager, City of Lethbridge, AB Canada
  • Marc Valenti, Manager, Operations, Town of Lexington, MA

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