Road Salt Overuse

Levels of salt are rising in our lakes and groundwater.  Salt use kills plants adjacent to roads and parking lots.  Salt attacks concrete.

When companies like Mid Towne Construction store salt improperly, they not only harm the environment--they are also wasting your money.

West Towne Mall, rear parking lot.
"Road salt use is a sleeping giant," said Roger Bannerman, DNR water resources management specialist. "The potential for chloride to damage our water systems is more inevitable than climate change."

More information with a local flavor

Madison-Dane County Public Health Road Salt Report 2008-09