Reducing Road Salt

Photo: Ausable River Association

The Ausable River Association is studying the use of deicing salt on roads and sidewalks and the amount of salt pollution in waterways in the Lake Placid area. The study will measure the amount of salt applied by town plows and equipment and analyze what relationship that might have on the amount of salt that reaches Mirror Lake and the Chubb River. The information they gather will help improve the effectiveness of salting to keep roads and sidewalks safe, while reducing pollution to these waterways and ultimately Lake Champlain.

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