The Smart Salting Assessment tool (SSAt), formerly the Winter Maintenance Assessment tool, has been developed as a resource of all known salt saving BMPs. The SSAt is a free, web-based tool that can be used to assist public and private winter maintenance organizations in determining where opportunities exist to improve practices, make reductions in salt use, and track progress.
PLEASE NOTE: This SSAt was developed to help minimize the use of road salt on Minnesota parking lots, sidewalks and roadways. However, this tool works for any location where road salt is used as a de-icer. The MPCA created this tool in a web-based environment and encourages the use of the tool anywhere there is a need to minimize road salt use.