A handful of salt is all you need
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For those of us who live in the colder climates, winter and ice can be anything from a nuisance to a hazard. We often use salt to reduce the dangers of ice and snow on our driveways and sidewalks.
While it’s essential to keep safe in wintertime, it’s important to note that salt doesn’t just disappear when the snow and ice eventually melts. Instead, it can cause irreversible damage as it washes into our lakes and streams, and seeps into our groundwater supply.
Fortunately, you can help prevent salt pollution by limiting the amount of salt you use on your driveways and sidewalks. Try to avoid using it altogether. However, if safety concerns require you to control ice, consider following these simple tips to limit salt use: