Gain insight on how the implementation of winter maintenance best practices can mitigate negative effects of road salt on groundwater during this one-day short course.
During the last three decades, paved surface area has increased exponentially in response to continually expanding transportation needs. As those needs grew, so did public demand for unimpeded mobility in all seasons and at all times. Road salt was perceived as the inexpensive solution to help meet ever-growing public expectations.
Thirty-plus years later, this solution has given rise to many problems including government agencies trying to balance public safety with diminishing budgets and labor resources, while dealing with significant increases in the cost of road salt.
The use of road salt also carries a much higher cost than just its purchase price, i.e., the “hidden” costs that arise from environmental resource degradation and premature depreciation of infrastructure. These cumulative hidden costs have resulted in huge deferred maintenance problems that now threaten our ability to sustain our transportation infrastructure. And while infrastructure depreciation costs can at least be estimated, the costs associated with irreversible degradation of our water resources — both groundwaters and surface waters — are difficult at best to compute.
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Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline1200 Beacon
277.1200fax 617 734.5867
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $169 per night. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the August 26 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations and, when doing so, be sure to mention you’re attending this NGWA event. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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