Resources for Private Contractors

Deicing Workshops

We offer workshops for public road winter maintenance, as well as other regional salt and chloride focused events.

Best Management Practices

View our resources for creating Salt Smart winter deicing operations.

Outreach Materials

Get support for your Salt Smart deicing operations. Let residents know that we can use less salt and still maintain safe roads!

Best Management Practices

How to Calibrate a Salt Spreader

How Deicers Work - Ohio DOT

Webinar: Get Salt Wise with Private Contractors

Webinar: Mayo Clinic Says, "Hold the Salt"

Brine 101

Outreach Materials

Chloride-focused social media messaging and images for communities can be found here.

Helpful Websites

Salt Institute

The Salt Institute is a North American based, non-profit trade association dedicated to advocating the many benefits of salt, particularly to ensure winter roadway safety, quality water and healthy nutrition.

WI Salt Wise

WI Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Dane County, WI working together to reduce salt pollution in  lakes, streams and drinking water. Their primary goals are to: educate residents, leaders and winter maintenance professionals on salt pollution and solutions, provide training and promote best practices to reduce salt pollution and recognize contractors committed to using the right amount of salt for conditions.