City crews work long hours in the spring to remove debris that piles up on streets over the winter. Annual street sweeping helps protect water quality by keeping sediment-filled runoff from entering City ponds and lakes.
Street sweeping is necessary for a number of reasons. It helps keep vehicles and pedestrians safe by keeping debris off the roadway, it helps keep streets well maintained and it helps protect surface water quality and the environment.
The City uses both City employees/equipment and private contractors to provide this service. Completion dates vary each year, and are dependent on weather conditions, personnel and equipment availability. All City streets are swept at least twice each year.