|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 12, 2013|
Central Ohio Technical College
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal
|0.25 / 0.25||
Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:
A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:
Regarding new technology for snow and ice removal, we use two Snow Dogg spreaders on John Deere gators for sidewalk deicing, and a bed spreader on the back of the Ford dump truck. When new parking lots are added we are required by the EPA to put in grass barriers to filter out sediments and other contaminants.
We use rock salt on our parking lots and roadways. The product is not wasted and only applied when really needed. For sidewalk sidewalk deicing we use magnesium chloride. This does not cause the sidewalks to breakdown like rock salt does. Chloride liquid brine applied before storms this is not part of our program. We try to brush the sidewalks of any snow instead of putting magnesium chloride down. We only use magnesium as needed.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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