Be prepared for the weather this year. Plan ahead to protect yourself, your pets, and our water. • Assemble a bucket of sand and gravel and a shovel. • Avoid using table or rock salt – Use sand and sparingly mix deicing products containing magnesium, potassium, or calcium. • Consider traction cleats for your shoes. • Use a pan of water to rinse shoes and paws. • Sweep up all products after the storm and dispose in the trash.