The use of road salt and other deicers for highway maintenance became widespread during the 1960s. And while salting allows for safer winter travel, sustained economic productivity, continued emergency services, and other benefits, salt has been silently accumulating in the environment ever since, threatening drinking water supplies and aquatic ecosystems. According to a U.S. Geological […]
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In solving sanitary sewer overflows, the City of Columbus is spending its capital dollars above ground, transforming neighborhoods and creating permanent jobs rather than building little-used tunnels.