We rely heavily on road salt during our Wisconsin winters, but it comes with an environmental price. Road salt is contaminating local water bodies and the aquifer, Madison’s drinking water source.
That’s why the City of Madison is implementing a voluntary Winter Salt Certification Program, open to all in Dane County. This program encourages winter maintenance professionals to use the least amount of de-icing material necessary in order to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. Find out how to get certified and view upcoming trainings by heading to the Get Certified page.
More information about the impact of road salt
Certification Training Dates
If you hire winter maintenance crews, check your company’s certification status. Encourage your company to get certified!
Road Salt Applicators
Private road salt applicators can learn to balance public safety with responsible salt use by learning proper application rates and techniques.
- Phil Gaebler, Water Resources Engineer