WI Salt Awareness Week - January 11-15, 2021

Save the Date: January 11-15, 2021

Tune in from 12:30-1pm daily as area experts dive into #thetruecostofsalt on our drinking water, pets, freshwater ecosystems, and more. All talks will be livestreamed on YouTube.  Learn more here.

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.  These increased chloride levels have significant impacts on our daily lives, including:

Environmental
Economic
Infrastructure
Pets
 

bucketsIt only takes 1 teaspoon of salt to pollute 5 gallons of water to a level that is toxic for freshwater ecosystems.

 

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We can all work together to use the right amount of salt!

Learn more about what you can do to take action!

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