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The 2017 Dust Control Program is now closed.

The County will supply dust suppression for a distance of 150 meters (500 feet) in front of a farmstead, residence or business on municipal road allowance.

There are two options now available for dust suppression; SB 90, (Manufactured Oil), on a three year contract or Magnesium Chloride applied seasonally.

SB 90 - Manufactured Oil Product

The cost of one Dust Control application and three years of maintenance including the year of application is $3,701.00. Under current County policy half (50%) of this cost is borne by the Client and half (50%) by the County.

Initial Dust Control application costs in the 1st year are approximately $3,151.00 for 500 feet. $550.00 of the total cost is remaining to maintain the integrity and rideability of the Dust Control for three years including the year of application.

Maintenance is performed on an as required basis as determined by County staff. "Active” Dust Controls will be inspected on a yearly basis to determine what maintenance is required, if any. Maintenance will vary from hand patching potholes with cold mix to scarifying and relaying the Dust Control. De-icing in the winter months may be carried out with a sander truck applying ¾” gravel to enhance traction.

"Inactive” (i.e. Dust Controls not covered under a 3-year agreement) - Clearwater County reserves the right to maintain the treated section of roadway as deemed necessary and further to return the roadway to its original condition at such time as determined by the County, its employees or agents.

Clearwater County offers two (2) methods of payment for the Client.

  • A. SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-FOUR CENTS ($616.84) plus G.S.T. upon signing the agreement and SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-FOUR CENTS ($616.84) plus G.S.T. within 30 days of Clearwater County invoice for each of the following two years after signing of the agreement.

  • B. ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($1,850.50) DOLLARS plus G.S.T. upon the signing of this agreement. No other payment will be required of the Client.

The $616.84 payment for first year and $616.84 payment for second and third years indicated in Option A does not indicate the cost per application of Dust Control per year but is strictly a payment plan which enables the Client to pay the total fee of $1,850.50 in three installments.

Magnesium Chloride Seasonal Dust Suppression

The County will supply magnesium chloride dust suppression for a distance of 500 feet (150 m) in front of a farmstead, residence or business on municipal road allowance.

The cost of one Magnesium Chloride Dust Suppression application is $1000.00. Clearwater County will subsidize 2/3 of an application providing the portion of $666.50, leaving remaining $333.50 to be paid by contract holder.

Dust suppression warranty shall begin on the day the dust suppression is applied and runs to September 30th of the year of application. The Municipality will have the right to maintain the dust suppression as it deems necessary.

Clearwater County will require full payment prior to application of dust suppression. Please note this contract will not be automatically renewed each year.