WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.
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WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.

In October of 2014, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) completed a two-year effort to update the Vermont Water Quality Standards. A new feature of the updated standards are numeric criteria (aka allowable levels) for chlorides. Chloride is a chemical element in waters that comes from industrial and municipal wastewaters, agricultural wastes, and most commonly, deicing … Continue reading