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Less is more in salt use for ice control

Sustainable Orillia provides tips in weekly energy column

January 29, 2020
By OrilliaMatters.com

Too much salt spread on hard surfaces has an adverse effect on rivers' and streams' water quality. Orillia Matters photo

Sustainable Orillia, in its weekly tip for readers, has outlined the dangers of excessive salt usage on hard surfaces during the winter. The column suggests snow removal professionals and residents who use too much salt to keep ice in check must be aware of what salt can do to contaminate rivers and streams.