Decoding Deicing Products: Simple Steps to Save Money and Protect Our Waterways
Thursday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Megan Moeller, City of Rochester Stormwater Educator
15˚, 0˚, -10˚, -15˚… Did you know that each deicing product has a temperature at which it will stop working? Did you know that minimum temperature refers to the temperature of your pavement and not that of the air? Unfortunately many home and business owners are wasting money when they use the wrong type of product or use way too much for the project. A driveway with visible salt residue after the snow has melted is a prime example of over application. Misuse of deicing products can result in slippery sidewalks, dead vegetation, high costs, and polluted waterways. Join us to learn how to read deicing labels, which products work at particular temperatures, and proper application techniques. This program will help keep money in your pocket, ice off your sidewalks, and chemicals out of our waterways.