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CTR Puts New Snow-Melting Equipment To The Test In Fairfield

Fairfield Director of Public Works Joe Michelangelo (left) and Connecticut Tank Removal President Joe Palmieri showed off the Snow Melter on Friday in Fairfield.
Fairfield Director of Public Works Joe Michelangelo (left) and Connecticut Tank Removal President Joe Palmieri showed off the Snow Melter on Friday in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A backhoe loads snow into the Snow Melter.
A backhoe loads snow into the Snow Melter. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Hot water melts the white stuff in the Snow Melter tank.
Hot water melts the white stuff in the Snow Melter tank. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Joe Michelangelo (left) and Joe Palmieri in front of the snow pile loaded into the Snow Melter on Friday in Fairfield.
Joe Michelangelo (left) and Joe Palmieri in front of the snow pile loaded into the Snow Melter on Friday in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
CTR's Snow Melter in action Friday in Fairfield.
CTR's Snow Melter in action Friday in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Even in a mild winter, snow can start to pile up. And Bridgeport-based Connecticut Tank Removal Inc. has a new solution to that problem.

Connecticut Tank Removal demonstrated its new snow-melting equipment - the Snow Melter - on Friday in Fairfield. Town officials and the public were invited to take a peek at the process.

The removal method — which can melt 300 cubic yards, or 60 tons of snow per hour — is popular at airports and in big cities. And the town of Fairfield sees its value.

"It can be useful anywhere there's a lot of traffic, so you don't stockpile snow," CTR President Joe Palmieri told Daily Voice. "It can be used at malls, school parking lots, etc. Once you have to remove the snow, this becomes practical."

"We think it's a good option," Fairfield Director of Public Works Joe Michelangelo said. "It's a good alternative to getting rid of the snow in a downtown area. Removal is very costly, so this is more cost effective, and has less impact on the town overall."

For more information on Connecticut Tank Removal, click here to visit its website .

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