Commercial and Home Salt Use
Living in the North means dealing with icy walkways and pavement around our homes and businesses. Salt de-icers are commonly used but have many drawbacks. You, or a hired service, may use salt as your first choice to ensure the safety of your workers, clients and customers. However, salting may not be the best choice and over-salting may lead to a variety of problems!
Reasons to Limit Salt Use:
- Causes corrosion of concrete, wood and metal.
- Damages aquatic ecosystems in local lakes and streams.
- Increases sodium and chloride levels in our drinking water sources.
- Causes irritation and damage to pets and wildlife.
Living with Ice Information Pamphlet (PDF, 379 KB)
How to Properly Apply Salt
Is Your Business Winter-Ready?
What is Smart About Salt?