In Milwaukee, Jack Frost Is Met with Jack Cheese
In anticipation of a frosty winter, the City of Milwaukee, WI is considering some alternative solutions for icy roadways. Most cities use sand, rock salt, or a mixture of the two to de-ice roads, but the cheese-loving urban community hopes to ease the wintry commute using one of their leading agricultural byproducts, cheese brine.
"The liquid cheese brine activates the currently used rock salt to work faster. The combination of the wet cheese brine and the dry salt means safer roads sooner. Alderman Tony Zielinski proposed the idea to the Department of Public Works, 'We have an opportunity to reduce costs, help the environment and help eliminate the waste that would be put in a landfill.'"
Photo by Wisconsin Historical Society