Have you ever wondered what happens to the massive amounts of salt used on the roads during the winter?? It certainly travels during the thawing months of Spring. Unfortunately, New Jersey may find out the consequences of the salt.
The fact is, when the snow melts, surface water such as lakes, ponds and rivers receives much of the salt from the roads. Not only will this affect fish and other wildlife, humans may taste the repercucussions also.
As NBC Local states,
"Many people may already find that their tap water tastes a bit unusual - even salty - and the situation could get worse.
So significant is the runoff of sodium chloride as this punishing winter draws to a close that some water companies have warned customers their tap water could contain elevated sodium levels - a concern for those on a salt-restricted diet."
Why haven't they treated? They go on to say,
"The company's water quality director, Anthony Matarazzo, said the company did not typically remove the chemicals from its water because "the amount from the runoff is less than the intake found from salt in a regular diet."
For those who are restricted amounts of salt, hospitals using dialysis and other medical issues have been warned. In these instances, changes to water softeners will be needed and applied to offset the influx of salt.
So while New Jersey is already feeling the side effects of winter, Connecticut or other states could also feel the same. For homeowners, its important that you have your water tested especially in issues such as this where our environment has shifted and had major changes such as a hard winter.
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