Keeping salt out of MN lakes

Two people sweep up extra salt
Sweep up salt on dry pavement

Salty water is a growing problem in Minnesota that affects aquatic life and our drinking water. You might not realize that your use of a water softener or sidewalk salt contributes to a build-up of chlorides in our shared waterways. Fortunately, a new generation of Minnesota GreenCorps is hard at work raising awareness of chloride issues around the state.

Read the full article at Clean Water MN here.

How can I help?

Read the tips in the article above to find out how you can help reduce oversalting where you live and work. You can also find more information on our Salt Reduction page, or check out the citizen advocacy group, Stop Oversalting.