Sand and Gravel Operations
The County operates a sand dredging operation on South Washington Street. The County's annual use of sand is approximately 45,000 to 50,000 tons per year. Sand is mixed with salt to treat roads in winter, screenings are used for road sealing, egg rock is mixed with clay to fill road edge and shoulders. The County also produces asphalt for use within the County. Dredging operations normally run 5-7 months a year depending upon weather and paving operations.
New dredge at the Ellinwood sand pit
Sand Screener - used to size aggregates for different uses.
Loading rock onto truck
Loader feeding the asphalt plant, one of the biggest users of the County's sand production.
Asphalt plant produces paving and patching material for the County's roads.