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Winter Maintenance Best Practices
Water quality impairments in lakes and streams are on the rise. There are ways for homeowners and private/public sector deicing contractors to reduce chloride use on sidewalks, parking lots and roads.  

Deicing Preferred Providers List

These providers passed an optional test at deicing training workshops and join the rising ranks of plow drivers and salt applicators that are using best management practices to keep our roads safe while reducing winter maintenance costs and pollution to our environment.  

2015 Preferred Providers 

Local Deicing Policies

Village of Gurnee

Village of Libertyville


Manuals, References

Too Much Salt in Our Winter Maintenance Recipe - Tips for Managing Snow and Ice at Home 

Less Salt = Less Money, Clean Water, Safe Conditions - Tips for Effective Road Salting  

Granular Salt and Liquid Calibration Manual (Lake County Division of Transportation)

Winter Maintenance Practices and the Environment

Minnesota Snow and Ice Control Field Handbook for Snow Plow Operators (2012)

Application Rate Guidelines for Roads

Lake County Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Manual (2015)

Application Rate Guidelines for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Featured Winter Videos

Baystate Roads Program: Sand Salt Spreader Calibration

October 23, 2012 Quick Clip: Residential Deicing Options For Winter Weather

February 21, 2013 LCTV: Green Deicing Options For Winter Roads

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