Monday, March 28, 2011

Mid Towne Construction wastes salt, pollutes lakes and groundwater

Levels of salt are rising in our lakes and groundwater.  Salt use kills plants adjacent to roads and parking lots.  Salt attacks concrete.

When companies like Mid Towne Construction store salt improperly, they not only harm the environment--they are also wasting your money.

West Towne Mall, rear parking lot.

"Road salt use is a sleeping giant," said Roger Bannerman, DNR water resources management specialist. "The potential for chloride to damage our water systems is more inevitable than climate change."  More

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

University snow dump could threaten Madison's aquifer

The University's snow dump is located close to an old fly-ash dump.

The huge pile of melting snow on University property, near Picnic Point, is a potential threat to Madison's aquifer and water supply.