The Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition partners with the Lower Des Plaines Watershed Group to host two winter deicing workshops each fall in Will County. One workshop is focused on public roads and the second is focused on parking lots & sidewalks. In 2019, we used Fortin Consultants out of Minnesota to run both trainings. We combine components of the parking lots & sidewalks into the public roads workshop so communities can send staff to one workshop that will cover everything. We will continue to hold the parking lots & sidewalks workshop for everyone else that manages parking lots & sidewalks like private deicing companies, park districts, school districts, libraries, etc.
These workshops are a great way to meet annual training requirements for MS4 permits and entities that are part of the Time-Limited Chloride Variance in the Lower DesPlaines River Watershed and the Chicago Area Waterways.
We will offer Winter Deicing Workshops again in Fall 2020.
Below are links to presentations from past workshops.