Understanding Impacts of Salt Usage on Minnesota Lakes, Rivers, and Groundwater

Principal Investigator(s):

John Gulliver, Professor Emeritus, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

Project summary:

This project is enhancing strategies to improve water quality by providing methods to reduce the chloride load from water softening and developing tools that predict salt movement through the soil. The methods and tools developed during this project will inform state, municipal, and private entities using de-icing salt, municipal wastewater treatment system operators, and thousands of rural communities and property owners with subsurface sewage treatment systems in Minnesota.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2017029
  • Start date: 07/2016
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Environment and Energy