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Best Practices for Road Weather Management Version 2.0


Storm Water Management Fact Sheet: Minimizing Effects from Highway Deicing


This fact sheet summarizes research addressing water pollution and associated effects from deicing chemicals, and describes the methods used to control snow and ice on roadways while minimizing impacts on the environment. Because of this topic's breadth, sources for research and alternative methods are listed and can be referenced for more detail. This fact sheet emphasizes methods and practices for snow removal that are feasible and cost effective for local governments to implement and that are also consistent with sound environmental quality goals.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Publication No. EPA 832-F-99-016

Date: 1999


Environmental Protection Agency


Anti-icing/deicing chemicals

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