Be Salt Wise

We rely on salt to keep our roads safe in the winter and to soften water in our homes year-round but using more salt than is needed comes with a heavy price. In Wisconsin and much of the United States, chloride from salt is infiltrating into our lakes, streams and groundwater.  Use the quick links below to learn more about #thetruecostofsalt and how you can make a difference.

Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week January 11-15. Click to learn moreLearn about the hidden costs of oversalting. Click to learn moreTake Action and be salt wise. Click to learn more


bucketsIt only takes 1 teaspoon of salt to pollute 5 gallons of water to a level that is toxic for freshwater ecosystems. We can all work together to use the right amount of salt!


WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.