A collaborative approach to improve water quality by reducing the amount of chlorides reaching our local waterways.

Salt helps to keep our roads and sidewalks safe during the winter, but this salt often makes its way into our local rivers. While salt use is necessary to increase winter safety, Salt Smart works with municipalities, private companies and residents to use salt effectively while protecting water quality.

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Resources specific to you:

Residents

Perhaps you'd like to know when to use salt on your driveway, how much to sprinkle on your residential sidewalk, or what those wet stripes are on the road that you see on your drive to work (anti-icing material!). Salt Smart supports residents in making informed winter maintenance choices.

Public Road Agencies

Do you operate a snow plow or supervise winter maintenance road crews? Salt Smart has resources and winter deicing workshops across multiple counties designed just for you and your staff. These resources focus on clearing roads with winter best management practices.

Private Contractors, Park Districts & More

Parking lot and sidewalk maintenance staff are making a difference by reducing chlorides reaching our waterways while ensuring public safety. Salt Smart has resources and winter deicing workshops across multiple counties designed just for you.

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Want to learn more?

Public agencies, organizations, and businesses are invited to join our watershed groups and gain full access of our chloride reduction outreach material, discounted workshop rates, and more.