You can promote safety and protect our waters by following these simple steps:
1. Use Winter Salt Wisely
Salt is a powerful tool, but it's easy to over-apply.
2. Don't let your Water Softener be a Salt Hog
All water softener salt ends up in local freshwater bodies. Take this Water Softener Self-Diagnostic to see if your softener is Salt Wise.
3. Be a Conscientious Motorist
Stay off the roads when it’s snowing, whenever possible, so municipal and county plow crews can more easily remove snow. One fewer car on the road keeps everyone a little bit safer. Following winter parking ordinances supports the efficient clearing of city streets.
4. Select a Certified Winter Maintenance Contractor
Is your contractor Salt Wise? If not, encourage them to take a free class or find a company on our map of trained applicators.
5. Help Spread the Word
Talk to your family, neighbors, co-workers, local businesses, and municipal officials. Help shift the norms around salt by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and sharing outreach materials with your networks.