Winter maintenance tools

Does your business apply winter salt?

Salt is a major drinking water quality concern. Winter salting practices at your business may require the completion of a risk management plan in compliance with the Grand River Source Protection Plan.
As your property is near a municipal drinking water well that has increasing chloride levels, the Region of Waterloo may require your organization to complete a winter maintenance risk management plan.

Fill out this form to find out if your business needs to complete a winter maintenance risk management plan.

Free property review

For a limited time, the Region of Waterloo is offering free consultations to properties requiring a risk management plan. The 60 minute consultation occurs on your property at a time convenient to you. A Region of Waterloo representative will walk the property with you to identify actions to reduce salt use while maintaining winter safety.

Benefits of booking your free consultation

  • Receive help completing your risk management plan worksheet
  • Identify problem areas where ice forms in the winter
  • Learn about solutions to manage potential slip and fall hazards
  • Receive free winter maintenance resources

How to book your free consultation

Complete this form to find out if your business requires a risk management plan and qualifies for this free service.

Free winter maintenance resources

The Region of Waterloo has resources available to support your winter maintenance plan including:

  • Health and safety notices
  • Record keeping log sheets
  • Salt storage bin decals
  • Area closed signs to close areas not receiving winter maintenance

Educational webinars and videos

  • Video (1:59m): contracts and training. Information to consider as part of your winter maintenance contract and the importance of including training.

  • Video (2:40m): identifying slip and fall hazards. Identify areas where ice can form in the winter and actions you can take to deal with potential slip and fall hazards.

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