ANDA which is a 3rd Class Municipality in Western Pangasinan is no exemption. As a matter of fact, it produces a lot of salt that many bagoong makers in the central part of the province import salt from Anda.The salt fields in the island Municipality of located in Sablig,Macaleeng and Tondol.
During our last visit to Tondol, I made it a point to drop by the SALT FIELDS (asinan) on our way to the beach.You will not miss it as it is located along the road when you take the Poblacion-Tondol route which is the only concrete road leading to Tondol which is famous for its white sand.
The Process of Making Salt From Sea Water
To make salt from sea water, you must first collect some sea water in a pond, lake or other dedicated reservoir. This protects the water from the ocean's tides. The reservoir can be a natural creation, such as a pond or lake. But the best reservoirs have bottoms that prevent the sea water from leaching into the soil.
Next, expose your sea water to the sun. You will be using solar evaporation to make your salt. Natural sea water is approximately 3 percent salt. You will allow the water to evaporate until your water is approximately 5 percent salt. Now it is called brine, a concentrated blend of water and different dissolved salts, including calcium sulphate (lime), calcium carbonate, magnesium, potassium, bromine and other sodium compounds.