Cheese Brine Proposal Meets Approval

On February 13, 2013, the City of Milwaukee's Public Works Committee approved Alderman Zielinski’s resolution directing the Department of Public Works to report back on the potential use of cheese brine as a supplement to rock salt on city streets. 

Cheese brine is a byproduct of cheese production for which, historically, there has not been any functional use. However, some communities have begun to use this substance in conjunction with road salt to help mitigate salting costs and be more eco-friendly.

Alderman Zielinski expects to see more progress on this legislation, and will keep constituents updated as it moves forward.