Winter Water Woes

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Does road salt affect our water supply?

Winter Water Woes

Road salt is a major cause of contamination of our water supply. In order to melt ice, every winter millions of tons of road salt are spread across US highways. These salts are very soluble in water and move easily into groundwater. As a result, public and private drinking water supplies exceed federal and state limits of contamination by the chemicals in the salt.



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