De-Icing Materials

Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership

The Urban Issues Workgroup has made the impact of roadway salts and de-icers on drinking water sources a priority issue. The workgroup has prepared a list of resources on roadway and airport deicing activities. This includes information for professionals and the public interested in de-icing operations, their impacts, and measures to reduce winter-weather related chemical usage.

Roadway Deicing and Impacts to Drinking Water Sources and the Environment

Best Practices for the Homeowner

Deicers and Stormwater Runoff

Airport Deicing

Common Roadway Deicers and Alternatives

Winter Operations Training Resources 

Massachusetts Highway Department

State Transportation Agencies – Winter Weather Information