Information: We are in the process of migrating the Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance manual to the Minnesota Stormwater Manual. You can access a pdf version of the maintenance manual here. Other changes and updates to information on salt management will be posted in the What's new page in the manual. Information on road salt and water quality can be found on MPCA's website
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The Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Manual delivers practical advice to those managing parking lots and sidewalks. The manual helps to make proactive, cost-effective, environmentally conscious choices in winter parking lot and sidewalk management. This knowledge will provide the opportunity to become a leader in the industry by operating more efficiently and reducing environmental impacts. A single approach will not work for the range of conditions Minnesota experiences; different strategies are needed for different regions and different weather conditions. We encourage continuing to test, document, and refine the practices from this manual.

The manual was developed in 2006 and underwent revisions in 2010 and 2015. The information in the manual has been reorganized and reformatted for inclusion in the Minnesota Stormwater Manual. As a result, the manual was organized into several pages that address specific topics and are linked to each other. These pages can also be viewed as a single page. The 2015 Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Manual can also be accessed as a pdf document.


To view the above pages as a single document, click here

This page was last edited on 13 October 2021, at 13:34.


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