Reducing Salt

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is developing a salt management strategy to ultimately try to reduce the use of salt on pavements as a de-icing agent.  “. . . many of the nation’s rivers and streams are becoming saltier,” reported the January 9 Washington Post.  Several studies have found that chloride, a component of salt, at certain concentrations can be harmful to aquatic life.

A stakeholder group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on February 27, 2018, at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax. 

You can learn more here.  DEQ contact:   Dave Evans:, 703-583-3835.  If anyone would like to work on this issue, contact Glenda Booth.