1 Church St New Haven, CT
The city should use revenue from traffic and parking tickets to get a us a fancy Snow Dragon. I'd even pay more in taxes to solve this. Waterbury's got one, why not us? Just now on MSNBC: a snow-melting machine from the Ohio company Snow Dragon, and it's clearing the downtown area over the next few days. Other cities, including Minneapolis, use the company's machines.
New York also trucks its snow to melters, which empty the water into the sewer system, then to treatment plants, where many pollutants are removed.
Snow Dragon's most popular machine costs $230,000 and measures about 27 feet long, 8 feet wide, and more than 8 feet high, said Jennifer Binney, director of sales and marketing. It melts 30 tons of snow an hour and discharges it, debris-free, into the storm drains, she said.