|To the Editor: BG should try using less salt on snowy roads|
|Written by Jan Bell|
|Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:05|
It looks like the snow is behind us, at least for a while. I gotta admit, I'm one of the few who loves it.
I read the statistics that were printed in the Sentinel pertaining to the removal of snow from our city streets. I wasn't so much upset by the labor cost, but I found it disturbing to read how much salt was used - many many tons!
As a society we've come to expect perfectly clear streets. But at what cost to the environment?
For as much as I like snow, I hate the use of salt. It turns it into a dirty sloppy mess - which ends up on our garage floor. Is it really necessary to salt small residential streets? I feel that plowing them would suffice. If drivers would slow down, and use some common sense, there wouldn't be a problem.
I grew up in a community that didn't use salt. Everyone went about their daily lives just fine. I feel the same could be true today - doing with less salt in Bowling Green would save a lot of money and conserve a valuable resource.
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