Road Salt Infiltrates Drinking Water Supplies

Keeping roads safe for drivers during winter has its price. Learn how northern communities are dealing with high levels of sodium chloride in groundwater.
Road Salt Infiltrates Drinking Water Supplies
Many northern utilities are discovering increased sodium chloride levels in wells and aquifers thanks to decades of road salt use.

Residents of Spring Harbor Neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, say their drinking water is a little on the salty side these days. And their taste buds aren’t deceiving them.

According to a report by local TV affiliate WKOW, a well that provides water to the neighborhood is...

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