Salt Applicator Certification Now Available
Concord, NH - As a result of recent legislation, a voluntary salt applicator certification is available for commercial salt applicators that have completed the UNH Technology Transfer Centerís Green SnowPro training program. The training focuses on how salt works and how to apply salt in the most efficient manner.The goal of the program is to maintain safe parking lot and driveway surfaces using the least amount of salt.
Under the new law, commercial salt applicators using best management practices and keeping proper records - or property owners who hire them - are not liable for damages arising from snow or ice.
As of 2012, 40 water bodies in New Hampshire are impaired for chloride due to road salt application. In several watersheds analyzed in the southern I-93 corridor and in the seacoast region, more than 50% of the salt load comes from private roads and parking lots. The other major sources are state and local roads and highways.
For more information about voluntary salt applicator certification, including an application form, please visit www.des.nh.gov and see "Salt Reduction Initiative" under the A-Z list.