Don’t use chloride-based deicing methods.

The use of chloride for deicing is extremely detrimental to aquatic ecosystems. Instead, scrape away the ice or apply heat to remove it.

 

The resources and organizations below may be able to help you with this mitigation strategy or to learn more. 

 

Federal Resources

U.S. EPA
Managing Highway Deicing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
A bulletin about the importance of protecting drinking water while road deicing. 

Tags: Chloride, Deicing*