Winter Maintenance and Salting

FMR staff member Adam Flett shares alternatives for road salt

While road salt makes life easier during the winter, too much salt can cause a serious problem for the river. Visit these sites for helpful information regarding winter maintenance and salting. 

From Friends of the Mississippi River: It's time to put our waters on a low-salt diet

Quick tips for reducing chloride pollution:

  • Shovel early and often
  • Sweep up excess salt before it enters a storm drain
  • Consider alternatives to salt



From Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO):


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