The Street Department's sweeping program covers 106 road miles. We like to start our first round on city streets sometime in March as weather permits, continuing throughout the summer and fall. On average, we are able to clean all city streets about two times a year. In addition, the Street Department sweeps for parades, special events and other City Departments.
Street sweeping accomplishes two important things; it removes debris from the roadways that would otherwise end up in the city's storm water system, plugging lines and catch basins, and it keeps our streets clean and appealing.