Performance-Based Chloride Reduction Strategies
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Audience years 1-2 years 1-2 years 3-5 years 6-10 Beyond year 10
Winter Maintenance Leadership (state, county, city, schools, private): those not involved in day to day operations of maintenance crew.
  • Review responsibilities
  • Develop policies
  • Assess the situation
  • Create goals
  • Set priorities
  • Implement changes
  • Use WMAt
  • Follow plan
  • Share successes
  • Re-assess operations
  • Revise goals
  • Continue to implement changes
  • Share successes
  • Re-assess operations
  • Revise goals
  • Continue to implement changes
  • Share successes.
Winter Maintenance Professionals (state, county, city, schools, private): plow drivers, mechanics, supervisors of crew.
  • Attend training
  • Keep an open mind towards change
  • Look for ways to make salt use more efficient
  • Use WMAt tool
  • Create list with the desired changes
  • Prioritize the action plan
  • Implement changes
  • Use less salt
  • Follow plan
  • Eliminate poor practices
  • Share successes
  • Use less salt
  • Re-assess operations
  • Adjust goals
  • Follow plan
  • Eliminate all poor practices
  • Share successes
  • Use less salt
  • Re-assess operations
  • Revise goals
  • Continue to implement changes
  • Share successes
  • Use less salt
WMOs/WDs, Environmental Organizations and Institutions, and Educators
  • Modify plan
  • Put salt education and outreach goals in the operating plans
  • Develop/modify grant program
  • Develop a cost share program
  • If there is an existing grant program, modify
  • Continue monitoring
  • Implement plan
  • Educate
  • Implement plan
  • Educate
  • Review and revise the outreach plan
  • Continue to educate
  • Encourage testing of new technologies
Municipalities
  • Create a plan
  • Start implementing the plan
  • Track progress
  • Use the WMAt
  • Prioritize actions
  • Continue monitoring
  • Follow plan
  • Continue to improve practices
  • MS4s report progress to MPCA
  • Review and revise plan
  • Continue to improve practices
  • MS4s report progress to MPCA
  • Follow plan
  • Continue to improve practices
  • MS4s report progress to MPCA
Wastewater Treatment Plants and Industrial Dischargers
  • Understand the sources
  • Create a plan to reduce and remove chloride
  • Monitor chloride in effluent
  • Implement plan
  • Discharge less salt
  • Continue implementing plan for lower salt discharge
  • Share successes
  • Discharge less salt
  • Review and revise plan
  • Continue making progress
  • Discharge less salt
Water Treatment Facilities (water supply)
  • Research to determine if centralized softening or individual softening would be a lower salt solution
  • Develop plan for minimal salt use in water distribution area.
  • Implement plan
  • Implement plan
  • Continue to work towards lower salt solutions.
Citizens
  • Follow recommendations
  • Use less salt
  • Encourage others to use less salt
  • Reduce salt use
  • Encourage others to reduce salt use
  • Reduce salt use
  • Encourage others to reduce salt use.
  • Continue to reduce salt use.
MPCA
  • Create and share the CMP for the TCMA
  • Create an internal plan to assist stakeholders
  • Continue monitoring chloride
  • Help various groups better understand the salt problem
  • Educate and promote lower salt solutions
  • Support TCMA CMP
  • Follow internal chloride reduction plan
  • Support TCMA CMP
  • Follow internal chloride reduction plan
  • Determine if TCMA CMP was effective
  • Adjust as needed
  • Re-evaluate chloride reduction efforts
Policy Makers (city, county, state, other)
  • Understand why we use salt
  • Understand what the options are for lower salt use
  • Improve policy
  • Improve policy
  • Improve policy

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