Marathon County municipalities discuss limiting winter salt pollution

Truck spreading road saltFrom WSAW-TV, October 19, 2021.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Municipalities from around Marathon County gathered in Wausau Tuesday to discuss plans and practices for upcoming winter road treatment and how they can limit salt pollution.

Salt pollution has risen in Wisconsin over time. Salt can be particularly damaging to freshwater. When the ice and snowmelt that contain salts, it runs into the rivers and lakes, damaging the life in it and those that depend on it.

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