Each year, snow and ice removal professionals from the public and private sector attend Lake County’s deicing workshops to stay up-to-date on alternative winter maintenance practices and learn the importance of responsible road salt use. This year marked the 10th Annual Deicing Workshop, with over 160 attendees from various municipalities and organizations. In the past ten years, 1,172 individuals have completed this training.
Earlier this year, Lake County was recognized as a leader in snow and ice control and received the 2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The annual deicing workshops were one of the components noted in the recognition for providing an innovative, safe, and environmentally friendly snow and ice control program to the residents of Lake County.
Watch this video to learn more about Lake County’s deicing workshops.
Businesses (large and small) both private and public have to balance safety and effective ice and snow removal and during typical winters. Salt is the most commonly used tool and often used over and over again within a season.
Both salt and sand used for snow and ice management have negative impacts on the aquatic environment and the entire watershed. There are ways for deicing contractors to reduce chloride use on sidewalks, parking lots and roads.