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Be a little less salty this winter

Use smaller amounts of salt to de-ice driveways and walkways

The salt we spread on roads, sidewalks, parking lots and driveways doesn’t disappear when snow and ice melts. Salt mixes with water from melting snow and rain, then enters our rivers and lakes.

Over time, salt levels in rivers and lakes can harm wildlife, the environment and the quality of our drinking water sources.

Follow these tips to reduce the salt you use and help lessen salt’s harmful effects while staying safe:

When walking in snow, always wear proper winter footwear and pay attention to your footing.

Salt doesn't need to be seen to be working.

Learn how to manage salt use and what the Region is doing to reduce salt use while maintaining safe roads.

Follow us on Twitter @PeelPublicWorks for snow clearing updates. #LessSalty