Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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Contaminant Type

Potential Contaminant Source Category Potential Contaminant Source

Protection Activity Category Protection Activity

Road Salt Location

Potential Contaminant Source

A road salt location is where road salt and sand are stored. Salt contributes to increased chloride levels in ground water and surface water through infiltration or runoff from roadways. Also, if runoff containing road salt reaches stormwater injection wells, it can provide a concentrated input of chloride to ground water. Additionally, the sand stored at these locations can enter surface water from stormwater runoff and can increase turbidity, negatively affecting the water quality. Proper salt and sand storage is key to preventing the introduction of potentially harmful contaminant loads to nearby surface and ground waters. 

Possible Protection Activities:

Potential Contaminants:
  • IOC, Sediment

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