Let's be Salt WiseTake Action

You can promote safety and protect our waters by following these simple steps:

1. Use Winter Salt Wisely

Salt is a powerful tool, but it's easy to over-apply.

2. Don't let your Water Softener be a Salt Hog

All water softener salt ends up in local freshwater bodies. Take this  Water Softener Self-Diagnostic to see if your softener is Salt Wise.

3. Be a Conscientious Motorist

Stay off the roads when it’s snowing, whenever possible, so municipal and county plow crews can more easily remove snow. One fewer car on the road keeps everyone a little bit safer. Following winter parking ordinances supports the efficient clearing of city streets.

4. Select a Certified Winter Maintenance Contractor

Is your contractor Salt Wise? If not, encourage them to take a free class or find a company on our map of trained applicators.

5. Help Spread the Word

Talk to your family, neighbors, co-workers, local businesses, and municipal officials. Help shift the norms around salt by following us on Facebook and Twitter,  and sharing outreach materials with your networks.



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