Mayo Clinic takes a smart approach to salt

MPCA Smart Salting training helps reduce rock salt use

“Three years ago, if you had told me that I could reduce salt and increase safety, I wouldn’t have believed it,” said Nick Queensland, ground maintenance supervisor at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic. Over the past year, despite one of the snowiest winters on record, he has done just that. Smart salting has substantially reduced his use of rock salt across the Mayo’s 15 miles of sidewalks and 110 acres of paved surfaces. Reducing salt use has helped the environment and the Mayo’s bottom line.

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Check out Clean Water MN’s salt tip card for more information about how to use salt wisely.

Get certified

The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is hosting an MPCA Smart Salting training on February 18th in Minnetonka. Those who manage snow and ice are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, visit the event page: Smart Salting Parking Lots & Sidewalks Workshop