La Crosse initiative helps bring attention to dangers of road salt during Salt Awareness Week

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – You probably use salt to melt ice on slippery sidewalks, but there’s more to it.

Using too much salt can age roadways and sidewalks as well as damage rivers, lakes and drinking water.

To prevent that damage, the City of La Crosse is launching its Salt Smart initiative for Salt Awareness Week.

They advise anyone who uses salt to focus on removing snow, then right-sizing salt use when you have to.

You can learn more about how to be salt-smart in live streams every day this week.

Those will be held in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.