Chloride levels are rising in Waterloo Region drinking water

For years doctors have been warning patients to reduce their salt intake. Now environmentalists are expressing similar concerns regarding the amount of salt being used on sidewalks, roads, parking lots and driveways.

The chloride found in road salt is seeping into both surface water — like creeks, streams, rivers and melted ice — as well ground water aquifers, from which we draw our drinking water.

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