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
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