14 sustainable maintenance ideas

Although more expensive than standard hydraulic oils, Menzi Muck excavators use biodegradable hydraulic oil formulated by Panolin America Inc., of Ventura, Calif.

Drainwells provide turnkey aquifer inflow treatment by filtering out pollutants and preventing flooding. The Fleet Management and Roads & Drainage divisions closely collaborate to care for public assets as cost-efficiently as possible.

A porous asphalt road. The department has paved more than 230 miles of dirt roads with this alternative surface pavement. Water infiltrates much faster, enabling excess runoff to migrate to the pavement’s edge and into existing drainage systems. The percolation and clean surface (cleaner than the previous dirt surface) lowers runoff turbidity. The pavement also eliminates buying additional land parcels for stormwater runoff detention/retention systems.

Although more expensive than standard hydraulic oils, Menzi Muck excavators use biodegradable hydraulic oil formulated by Panolin America Inc., of Ventura, Calif.

After several years of debating pricing and efficiency, in 2014 the county resurfaced 11 miles of a major road and 5 miles of subdivision streets according to FHWA’s Superpave mix design requirements. www.pavementinteractive.org/article/superpave-mix-design/ The pavement is performing very well.

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