Water protection: winter salt management

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One of the biggest impacts to water quality is from using salt in the winter. Over time, the salt we put on the ground can end up in our drinking water and cause it to taste salty.

Share ideas and learn how you can help protect drinking water from over salting. To stop salting completely may not be an option but we know we all could use a little less.

Join the conversation online using #SaltingShift.

www.regionowaterloo.ca/saltingshift

One of the biggest impacts to water quality is from using salt in the winter. Over time, the salt we put on the ground can end up in our drinking water and cause it to taste salty.

Share ideas and learn how you can help protect drinking water from over salting. To stop salting completely may not be an option but we know we all could use a little less.

Join the conversation online using #SaltingShift.

www.regionowaterloo.ca/saltingshift

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