These South Shore communities are cutting down on salting to protect Lake Michigan and save money
By: Erick S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Seeing piles of white in winter is a regular occurrence in Wisconsin.
And it's not snow.
While salting has the positive effect of melting ice on the road and sidewalks, it can also have some negative effects — especially when overdone. For communities along the shore of Lake Michigan, contamination of the lake from runoff is something to consider.
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