ICE EATER : THE SOLUTION FOR ICY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS!
A good move for the environment
This is not always a good idea to use salt on roads and sidewalks.
In the 1970s, it became widely recognized that the ever-increasing use of salt to maintain clear roadways is not without costly consequences. Damage due to roadsalt on roadside vegetation, wildlife, soil, road surfaces, bridges and automobiles, as well as the contamination of surface and drinking water, have generated concern about the use of roadsalt for de-icing roads and sidewalks.
Environment Canada evaluated the toxicity of various sources of stormwater and found that run-off from multi-lane divided highways with traffic densities over 100,000 vehicles per day had the highest frequency of severe toxicity of the sources tested. This was due to the quick contaminant release during snowmelt, enhanced mobility of metals in chloride-rich run-off and high concentrations of road salt (CWWA,1999).