Brazeau County Council Adopts Use of Environmentally Friendly Dust Control and Road Stabilization Products

Drayton Valley, Alberta, August 4, 2016 — In keeping with its role as an environmental leader, Brazeau County has begun to use dust suppression and road stabilization products that are non-toxic, biodegradable and 100% environmentally friendly.

Following an information session from Cypher Environmental on July 21st, Brazeau County Public Works & Infrastructure staff used Dust Stop and EarthZyme on site as part of the construction work on Range Road 63.

Dust Stop is a concentrated dust suppressant consisting of high-grade polymers engineered for the mining industry. It can withstand the weight of heavy haul trucks, and is non-soluble, so it will not run off or get sticky in the rain.

EarthZyme is a liquid enzyme-based soil stabilizer specifically engineered for high clay content materials.

“During 2015 and 2016, County administration evaluated several dust suppressant and soil stabilization agents with the aim of incorporating a product that is environmentally friendly, and that can reduce mid to long term road maintenance costs,” says Winston Rossouw, Director of Public Works & Infrastructure.

While the two products are marginally more expensive than products used by the County in the past, the products will provide longer lasting results and reduction in the need for the same frequency of grading and other maintenance, as well as environmental benefits.

“Because these products are better for the environment, Brazeau County is leading by example in promoting a healthier, greener region,” says Reeve Bart Guyon. “This is keeping with other initiatives, such as our hybrid vehicle and our upcoming solar photo voltaic projects slated for construction install during September 2016.”

For more information about Dust Stop and EarthZyme, please visit www.cypherenvironmental.com.