Maryland Blogger: Don't Be Salty This Winter

Don't Be Salty This Winter

Don't Be Salty This Winter


With winter in full swing, we're reminding you how to be road salt wise! Chlorides that enter our waterways from road salt can't easily be removed. It's important to only use what we need for safety. This winter, resolve to go on a salt diet. Here are some tips to help you be more salt wise:
  • Shovel snow early
  • Don't use more salt than you need: 12 oz. should cover 10 sidewalk squares
  • Sweep up excess salt
  • Ask private contractors how they manage their salt and encourage them to explore sustainable solutions, including our disposal program. Click here for details.
  • If you see excess salt on the road call us and we'll clean it up
  • Become a Citizen Scientist. Visit to get a kit and learn how to test the chlorides in the water.

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • January 08 2021 06:50PM


Yep, it sure can be corrosive. I remember the problems it caused with cars growing up in Alaska. Good tip for snowy climates like yours. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 9 days ago

I have always wondered how they take care of salt so it does not enter waterways. 

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 9 days ago

I remember visiting a relative in Colorado years ago.  The lower part of the body of his car had been corroded away by road salt.  I hadn't seen anything quite like it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 days ago

Morning Roy.

Been living in NW Arkansas for almost four decades.  I can count on one hand how many times the roads were salted.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 8 days ago

Great tips, Roy. Fortunately, not something I have to worry about, in general, in Charlotte. And that makes me quite happy.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 8 days ago


Good thips on salt use, something we do not have to deal with in our part of the state.  Happy Sunday to Chef Dolores and you.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 days ago

I am so grateful that my house gets direct sun and the snow melts away on its own very quickly

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 8 days ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 days ago