Applying brine to streets before a storm hits to keep ice from forming, or prewetting salt so it sticks to the road and melts ice more effectively, doesn't necessarily require new equipment.
Retired after 32 years with Illinois DOT, Harvey Williams provides training, systems, equipment, and supplies through his consulting company, Concept to Project Management. He draws on his experience as a field technician, district safety manager, and in highway maintenance operations to help cities and counties improve winter maintenance without blowing their budgets.
We spoke with two of his clients about inexpensive equipment modifications that significantly improved their operation's capabilities. You can talk to Williams yourself at 815-261-4806 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or catch him at the American Public Works Association's North American Snow Conference April 29 through May 2 in Milwaukee. As a member of the association's Winter Maintenance Subcommittee, he'll lead a discussion group for small agencies to share their experiences using winter liquids, reducing chloride loading, and maintaining service despite ever-decreasing budgets.