More isn't always better, especially when it comes to salt.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works officials say the majority of Hamilton County storm drains flow directly into local waterways.
Melting snow picks up whatever is in its path, including salt, and then washes it into the drains.
Experts say that can lead to contamination levels 3 to 4 times higher than recommended for aquatic life.
That's why the city of Cincinnati has started using alternatives, like beat juice, and pre-treating with brine.
There are also steps you can take a home to lessen the impact:
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