Salinity and Alkalinity Increasing in US Waterways

Study provides more information about how applying road salt in the winter and other factors are affecting the country’s water quality and infrastructure

Salinity and Alkalinity Increasing in US Waterways

In certain parts of the country, road salt is a big contributor to increased salinity in freshwater sources. (Photo by University of Maryland)

A recent study is shedding more light on the scope of a problem that has ramifications for both drinking water quality and the condition of underground infrastructure — increased salinity of freshwater sources.   

A National Science Foundation-funded study looked at data over a...

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