Tap Water Is Getting Saltier, and the Reason Is Winter

Jan. 30, 2018, 12:31 PM

Connie Fortin’s job is to get the truck drivers who spread salt after Minnesota’s brutal winter storms to spread less salt. It’s not always that easy.

As an environmental consultant who trains the truck drivers, she aims to minimize the amount of road salt that ends up in the state’s waterways, where it can harm fish and contaminate drinking water supplies.

“When I first started teaching these classes—and nobody ever heard of this—people would say to me ‘Do you want dead fish or dead people?’” Fortin, who heads the company bearing her name, told Bloomberg ...

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