Clean Streets Mean Clean Streams
Join Sutherland as he starts at the source of the problem – “Street Dirt” – exploring the contaminated sediment-like material that accumulates on urban streets and highways, the pollutants it contains, and its chemical and physical characteristics that influence the effectiveness of a cleaning program. We’ll discuss its influence on street runoff and why the quality of street runoff is important to an effective stormwater management program. Additionally, we’ll review the essential elements of a street sweeping program for maximum effectiveness, outline the appropriate way to manage these elements, and identify the associated program and water quality benefits. In this webcast, Sutherland will also introduce and discuss the various types of street cleaners exploring both their advantages and disadvantages. And, we’ll learn how to test street sweeper pickup performance, how to evaluate the results, and why both matter.