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East Express | FEBRUARY 21, 2019
Shovel — Shovel snow onto vegetated areas. Grass and plants will act as a natural filter once snow melts, reducing runoff that goes down stormdrains directly to rivers and streams.
Plan Ahead — Shovel and scrape early and often. De-icers work best when there is only a thin layer to remove.
Use Less — A little salt goes a long way. Apply sparingly, and remove slush once the snow melts to prevent refreezing.
Recycle — Save money by reclaiming salt for re-use by sweeping or vaccuming the solids from the sidewalk after the storm.
Storage — Practice good housekeeping by storing salt or other de-icers under a roof or other cover to minimized polluted runoff.
Vehicles — Winterize vehicles so that there are no leaks. Do not wash the car in the driveway — ensure that dirty washwater is not entering the storm sewer.