Torfaen gritters saving £50k

First published in Gwent news

SO FAR this winter, Torfaen council’s gritters have spread about 1,000 tonnes of salt and saved around £50,000.

A normal winter roughly uses 3,500 tonnes on about 70 full grit runs.

This year, the council has decided not to grit on many nights when temperatures were forecast to be drop below freezing.

This is a result of using local weather stations, allowing the council to monitor temperatures.

It means grit is put down when it is most effective.

A night of gritting costs about £2,500, and the council has already saved around £50,000 this year.

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11:29am Wed 5 Feb 14

Ollie254 says...

Well done Toefaen. Better planning can reduce costs........let's see more of it and a resultant reduction in Council Tax. Credit where due though.
Well done Toefaen. Better planning can reduce costs........let's see more of it and a resultant reduction in Council Tax. Credit where due though. Ollie254
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5:08pm Wed 5 Feb 14

cantbelieveitsnotbetter says...

wettest winter on records, doesnt take alot of planning really does it? have tcbc employed alister Campbell as mr spin
wettest winter on records, doesnt take alot of planning really does it? have tcbc employed alister Campbell as mr spin cantbelieveitsnotbetter
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