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.