333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Salt Brine

Salt Brine

Sodium chloride or salt brine (NaCl2) is common table salt.  As a pre-wet/de-icer it is combined with water to produce a brine.  Street crews currently produce all brine used within the city, with the capacity to produce 5000 gallons per hour.  The brine maker is controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).  The PLC initiates the dilution process while a second sensor re-checks concentration and accepts or rejects the batch.  Prior to an event, 10000 gallons of brine is stockpiled at the Public Works Facility.