DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup Newsletter

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Congratulations to the National APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Award Winner The Village of Buffalo Grove! The newsletter details what and how they achieved such an industry prestigious award. “After their annual review, the Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works Department revised their winter maintenance plan for 2014 – 2015 to achieve the highest level of service possible at the lowest possible cost. The new plan was created by a team of veteran snow fighters and Public Works management with overarching goals to serve the needs of their community, improve program efficiency, utilize existing and emerging technologies, and demonstrate environmental sensitivity. Efforts to reduce road salt application rates is a direct reflection of their concern for the environment. Buffalo Grove is aggressively looks for ways to lead the industry in”

The Real Cost of Salt Use For Winter Maintenance “How much does it really cost to use salt keep our roads and other sur-faces free of snow and ice? The costs for salt and its application are only about $225/ton, but when one considers the damage to infrastructure, automobiles, vegetation, human health and the environment, costs are much higher.
In literature from several sources, cost estimates for damage due to road salt range from $803 to $3341/ton. While estimates for”

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Incorporates Anti-icing You can start reducing chloride pollution too! Read about how AGSH of Downers Grove, IL is working to keep the environment as safe as their walkways and parking lots! “At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, we know that by reducing the amount of salt we use to keep our roads, parking lots and sidewalks, free of snow and ice, we can reduce the amount of chloride that finds its way into”

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By:DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup

Links to the cited studies for this article. DRSCW Winter Newsletter 2017