Road salt (sodium chloride) keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but too much can pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. Fish and bugs that live in freshwater streams can't survive in extra salty water. Many of us also depend on local streams for drinking water. Water treatment plants are not equipped to filter out the extra salt, so it can end up in your tap water and even corrode your pipes, potentially causing serious health concerns.
- Request your free kit by filling out the pledge to the right.
- Collect 4 chloride readings at your chosen stream site.
- Upload a photo of your test strip to our database.
- Share your findings with your community!
See the results from your community so far.
For multiple kits or to nominate your organization as a Salt Watch partner, email email@example.com.