tanker truck driving down dirt road infront of a farm houseWhat is Dust Control?

The Municipality contracts dust control services to apply Salt Brine on less travelled roads and Alternative Calcium Chloride Solutions on busier roads. These chlorides are effective at controlling dust because they attract water from the air, thereby keeping the roadway slightly moist at all times.

When Do We Apply Dust Control?

(Dates are dependent on annual precipitation levels)

  • First application begins mid-May to the end of June, usually 2-3 days after Public Works staff completes road grading or gravel resurfacing.

  • Thereafter, (if required) we do spot dust control in front of homes, near intersections, and railways. This usually lasts until the end of September.

We make every effort to control dust in areas under construction; however, the movement of heavy construction equipment makes dust control measures less effective. Once the construction project is completed, the area receives its regular dust control application.

Do you have a question or concern? Call 519.360.1998 or email us as CKpw@chatham-kent.ca.