Dust Control

Dust control is available on gravel roads for a fee. Applications are taken from the beginning of March through April 1st.  

Dust control is applied annually in May and June.

Dust Control Application


If you received dust control last year, an application will be mailed to you for the upcoming year. Additionally, you can call the Public Works Office at 785-457-3631 to be placed on the mailing list for the upcoming year. Applications are available here during the month of March.


Dust Control Policy


In an effort to provide relief from dusty roads, Pottawatomie County has established a policy whereby the residents pay a portion of the cost to apply a dust control treatment.

In 2017, applicants pay approximately 80% of material cost.  Minimum application length of 500 linear feet is $315 and $0.63 per each additional linear foot.  In 2018 applicants will likely pay 100% of material cost. County policy dictates that checks will be cashed upon receipt of the application.

Any County resident who desires dust control must complete the Dust Control Application and pay the total amount due by the application deadline.  Residents are required to mark the area to be treated (flags, posts, etc.) showing the starting and ending points.  The total feet of dust control must be continuous, per requested area, unless within a concentrated subdivision.

Dust control will be applied between May 1 and July 1, based upon weather conditions; availability of the materials; and scheduling determined by the county.

Pottawatomie County will maintain the roadway, as deemed necessary, regardless of application of dust control.  This includes periodic grading.  The effectiveness of the dust control treatment may vary with weather conditions and traffic volume.  Pottawatomie County will not be held accountable for its performance.