Resources for Winter Maintenance Professionals

Salt Smart Practices encompasses all aspects of a successful winter maintenance program from pre-season planning to post-season evaluation. Whether you drive a snowplow, supervise a crew or answer phone calls from residents or clients, we all have a role in reducing the impacts of chlorides used while maintaining the expected level of safety for the public.

The Salt Smart Collaborative is designed to provide information and examples from our member organizations, materials we have developed with guidance from steering committees and resources from beyond Illinois. If you have found other resources or information that you think others will find useful, please send us an email and we will get it posted here.

Any sections with the snowflake icon are required components for the Salt Smart Certified Program as well as for any organizations participating in the Time-Limited Water Quality Standard for Chloride in the Chicago Area Waterways and portions of the Lower Des Plaines Watershed.