10/26: Winter Salt Maintenance

Have you ever been walking in the winter and seen areas where too much salt has been applied to sidewalks, parking lots, or roads? Have you wondered what you can do to help encourage best practices that reduce salt usage in your community?

Now’s your chance!

The Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership (MAMSWaP) and Madison Water Utility are hosting trainings for municipal and private salt applicators, and their managers, to work with them on simple practices that can save them time, budget and protect our waters. The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of transitioning to liquids, tips on how to get buy-in from the public and municipal leaders, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use and case studies from local applicators.

How can you help spread the word?

Chances are there is a building somewhere in your life that hires a private applicator in the winter.  Check in with your workplace, school, church, community center, grocery store, or favorite local business. Let them know about the impacts chlorides are havingon or local waterways. Encourage them to reach out to their private applicators to talk to them about salt application (attached is a brochure to help with this) and to let them know about this opportunity.

Municipal representatives are encouraged to attend as well!

Registration

Salt applicators and managers can register HERE. The deadline for early bird registration is October 6, 2016.

Managers that register will  2 free registrations for the Oct 26th Effective Winter Maintenance workshop geared at field staff implementing snow/ice removal practices (limit of 2 free registrations per company or municipality). Lunch, training, and materials are also provided.

Applicators in the MAMSWaP area will receive discounted registration.

Susan Sandford
Strategic Engagement Coordinator

Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds
Phone: (608) 224-3617
Sandford.susan@countyofdane.com

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