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Salt wisely story features NEW Water

January 27, 2022

WFRV - Salt Wisely 1.27.22How can road salt impact our local waterways 

January 2022- In honor of Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week, NEW Water’s Sarah Bartlett was in the news helping promote how to “salt wisely” to protect area waters.

Excerpts from the WFRV story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: How can road salt impact our local waterways -  WFRV (www.wearegreenbay.com)

For Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week it is important to know how you can reduce the amount of salt you use.

Road salt that we put down ahead of winter storms can end up in our local waterways, such as the Bay of Green Bay and the Fox River, due to runoff. This can lead to negative effects.

Sarah Bartlett, a Water Resources Specialist with NEW Water, says, “Aquatic organisms aren’t going to necessarily be used to dealing with that high concentration of salt. They’re not going to be as salt tolerant. It’s going to have an immediate impact on the aquatic organisms.”

- From WFRV, Jan. 27, 2021

Icy roads and sidewalks in winter can be hazardous, and salt is often the solution. But did you know that using too much salt can harm our waterways? Watch how much is the right amount to protect our water. 

We're partnering in the watershed to help improve area waterways. Collectively, we can care for and protect our waterways! Learn how you can #LoveYourWatershed >>

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