PHOTO: DPW Takes Delivery of 1 Million Tons of Salt Ahead of Winter

dpw salt winterIt’s about 75 degrees today, but the Department of Public Works is getting ready for the winter season.

On Wednesday, the department took delivery of about 200,000 tons of salt, adding to the pile from previous deliveries for a total of about 1,000,000 tons of salt, DPW Supervisor Tony Arrechi tells TLS.

The salt will also be used for the department’s brine anti-freeze mixture, which is used to pre-treat the roadways before a snowstorm hits to allow for an easier cleanup of the accumulated snow.

Talking about the hefty pile of salt, Arrechi says, “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it,” referring to previous years when salt supply was near or completely depleted.


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  1. Very exciting. I’m glad to see they are doing something with the $17,000 I give them each year for property tax. This must have cost them at least $1000

  2. Yea i agree with #2 theres no way they have a million tons “maybe” pounds. just in terms of money a ton of salt is at least $100 you mean to tell me the twp. has $100,000,000 to spend, let alone just on salt somethings way off

  3. just to put that into perspective the CITY of Rochester ny , bought a measly 27,000 tons of pounds last year. seems like lakewood needs more salt in one year than rochester needs in 50 years

  4. 1 million ton of salt spread out 35 feet high would need 1 million square feet of area. That means that the township would have to fill 3 buildings the size of the new Cheder building. Seems like someone added a bit too much salt to this mix.

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