University of Connecticut Researchers Investigate the Impact of Road Salt
As we officially welcomed spring last week, the winter season is coming to an end, and the University of Connecticut researchers are evaluating the consequences of salting roads in the winter.
Road salt is necessary to prevent accidents during inclement weather, but the sodium and chloride used on the streets flow into surface and ground water. University of Connecticut researchers found that those chemicals then runoff into neighborhood water sources, impacting water and ecological systems. The team also found that the quantity of salt is what is contributing to the impact so next winter, be sure to reduce salt application for healthier water in the spring.
Researcher also discovered how we can redirect salt runoff to help in addition to reducing supply – read more here.