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Tips to Help Manage Road Salt Usage

How to use less salt this winter, stay safe and protect the environment.

Salt is used to make winter driving and walking conditions safer, but it doesn’t disappear when the snow and ice melts! Salt washes into our rivers and lakes and hurts our environment, wildlife and water quality.

At the Region, we’ve developed a salt management plan which, by implementing other techniques to combat snow and ice, has decreased direct salt usage despite increasing roadway kilometres. We also continue to research new methods and apply best practices to reduce the amount of salt used while maintaining a safe bare pavement standard.

Here are some tips to help reduce salt usage on your property while still maintaining safe conditions:

For more tips and to learn about the Region of Peel’s winter maintenance program, visit peelregion.ca/snow.

Follow us on Twitter @PeelPublicWorks for snow clearing updates.