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
- Salt and water quality
- Alternative de-icers
- Tips for homeowners
- For water professionals: training programs from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Snow removal: Do it better, cheaper, and pollution free
From Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO):
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