SAWS News: Say So Long to Coal Tar Sealants
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Say So Long to Coal Tar Sealants


Planning to put in or resurface a parking lot or driveway? Don’t use a coal tar sealant to coat the surface.

All use of coal tar preservation sealant products on asphalt or concrete surfaces like driveways and parking lots is prohibited within the city limits effective Jan. 1 of this year, per city ordinance.

San Antonio City Council adopted the ban to reduce and prevent harmful emissions and stormwater runoff.

The ban only applies to new use and application of coal tar products.

More information is available at

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