How Much Salt Did You Throw Away Last Winter?

How Much Salt Did You Throw Away Last Winter?

How much salt did you throw away last winter? With member communities reporting twice the expenditure of resources during the winter of 2013-14 compared to an average year, the focus for many is on replenishing depleted salt stockpiles. However, such efforts are facing tough economic headwinds with market prices up to $150/ton and many suppliers […]

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Groups Look to Sustain Clean Water Goals for DuPage County and Downriver

Groups Look to Sustain Clean Water Goals for DuPage County and Downriver

About 300 people attended the twelfth annual DuPage County Environmental Summit at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University on Thursday, February 19. The event featured two dozen exhibitors across public and private sectors, commercial services and non-profit organizations and four hours of presentations focusing on the theme for this year’s event of “Stormwater and […]

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Rethinking Winter Roads Policy in Carol Stream

Rethinking Winter Roads Policy in Carol Stream

Over the past several years the Carol Stream Public Works Department has made efforts to effectively and efficiently manage salt usage during ice and snow seasons. During the 2013-2014 winter season, we began to experiment with new techniques and practices, as we anxiously watched our stock pile of salt diminish. We heard stories and media […]

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