2nd Runner Up - Brine Truck from Old Vacuum Truck, City of Morgantown
The City of Morgantown Public Works Department had an old vacuum truck with a broken suction motor and a badly rusted debris body. However, the frame and motor were still in good shape.
City of Morgantown Public Works employees removed the debris body from the truck frame. A flat bed was purchased from a junk yard and fitted to the frame. The employees built a new battery box and fit the truck with a new gas tank. An existing 500 gallon tank was installed, along with a spray bar that was built from plumbing fittings. This completed the conversion of the vacuum truck to a brine truck for winter maintenance.
LABOR, MATERIALS, & EQUIPMENT
The staff was able to incorporate used materials. These materials were a conflict monitor box, an outlet from a scrap box, and a power cord. New materials that were purchased included four lights and one on/off switch.
SAVINGS/BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY
The savings were thousands of dollars and one of the main benefits is having an additional truck to use for winter maintenance.