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Rhino Snot Trial- Mag Chloride Alternative
Posted on May 14, 2024 11:18 AM by Amy Karcher
Categories: Roads
For years, the POA has applied magnesium chloride to our POA roads for dust abatement.  The County also applies it to their roads within our community.
Magnesium chloride is very corrosive, and can cause damage to vehicles.  Due to this reason, the POA has been exploring alternative products.  
We recently approved a trial of Rhino Snot, made of acrylic polymers that interact with soil particles and bind them together, which increases their compression strength and the load-bearing capability of the treated surface.  It is non-corrosive, environmentally friendly, and can withstand the impact of heavy roadway usage. One application can last for up to 2 years.
While the product is more expensive than Mag Chloride, we can apply it ourselves, when we want, and the less frequent application will save us the time and expense of the reapplication process. Our trial supply is a similar cost to a single application of Mag Chloride.
We were able to purchase a water truck last fall in a County auction.  The truck is in the process of being retrofitted in anticipation for our first application.  
While this product will be applied to POA owned roads, we are planning to share the results of our trial application with the County for future consideration.  
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