MUNICIPAL SWEEPING APPLICATIONS
Porous Pavement / Cleaning and Restoration
Porous pavement is increasing in popularity throughout North America as a structural BMP for stormwater. There are several types of porous pavement: permeable interlocking concrete pavers, permeable asphalt, and permeable concrete. Each type has the inherent benefit of providing infiltration of stormwater while filtering the sediment that would otherwise go down a structural storm drain.
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Street Sweeping / General Maintenance Sweeping
The most common municipal application is general maintenance sweeping, which happens on a regular schedule in most cities. Generally, this means sweepers that can handle picking up common gutter debris, half of which is within about six inches from the gutter into the street. Most material is light, including sand, dirt, sticks, grass and small litter.
Leaf Removal and Pine Cone / Needle Sweeping
In the fall, when gutters tend to fill with leaves rather than dirt. Leaves and pine cones are typically light and bulky, and can be difficult for many sweepers because they climb over brooms when extremely dense. Pine needles often bunch up and can be difficult to load.
Catch Basin Cleaning
Many municipalities combine street sweeping and catch basin cleaning, which means they need the ability to lift leaves, silt, sand, gravel and litter out of catch basins. Cleaning catch basins regularly prevents streets from flooding and keeps rain run-off flowing as desired.
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Year Round Street Sweeping
Northern or cold climate municipalities may need to sweep material year round, even through freezing temperatures. Sand, gravel, silt, traction sand, salt residue and cinder cannot be done with water for dust suppression, given the possibility of freezing both to the street and the sweeper components. Our sweepers with waterless dust control would be suitable choices for these applications.
Spring Clean Up and Heavy Duty Sweeping
Sand, gravel, silt, salt and traction sand often accumulate in northern climates after a winter of reduced sweeping. This material is often very heavy and compacted requiring a powerful broom and conveyance action to dig the material out removing it from the surface.