Waukesha’s Lake Water Lawsuit, The Case Against Using Road Salt

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Heard On The Morning Show
Headlights in winter
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We learn about a lawsuit challenging a Waukesha water diversion project. Then, we discuss the problems with using salt on our sidewalks and roadways during winter and what alternatives are best.

Featured in this Show

  • Lawsuit Challenges Waukesha's Water Diversion Project

    The Village of Waukesha recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Waukesha to shut down a longstanding $286 million water diversion project. We discuss what the lawsuit says and how this may affect the future of sustainable drinking water there.

  • Alternatives To Using Road Salt In The Winter

    The frigid cold and snow that settled into Wisconsin this month has made driving and walking more treacherous. But heavily salting roads can have long-lasting environmental consequences. We talk with a limnologist about strategies for reducing salt on roads and sidewalks.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dan Duchniak Guest
  • Hilary Dugan Guest

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