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26 Jan 2011 20:49

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Offbeat: Broke New Jersey county: We’re using “pickle juice” to stop snow

  • We’re assuming that this girl isn’t a sanitation worker. Bergen County, New Jersey, has been using a briny mixture of salt and water that they’ve called “pickle juice.” With just a $4 million snow budget (and $3 million already spent), they’ve had to get creative, and let’s face it,¬†you don’t get more creative than you do with pickle juice. Anyway, this is a major cost-saver for the county. A ton of salt costs $63. A gallon of this mixture costs 7 cents. Roughy 250 gallons of water equals a ton. The result? Less than a third of the cost. We bet it doesn’t work very well, no matter how much it saves. (photo by spanginator) source