City thanks residents for a sweeping success
After brushing up 788 km of residential roadways and collecting 3,000 tonnes of debris, the annual neighbourhood Street Sweeping program is now complete. The City thanks residents for their cooperation in bringing about a cleaner community.
Each spring, street sweeping crews clean sand, dirt and other debris from roads in Lethbridge. This year’s program took approximately 11 weeks to finish all residential streets in the city, with crews collecting almost double the amount of debris that was picked up last year. Street sweepers can clean roadways and neighborhoods most efficiently and thoroughly when all vehicles have been moved from parking lanes.
“We thank all those who moved their vehicles off the street on sweeping days, it makes a big difference towards having tidier, cleaner streets” comments Juliane Ruck, Transportation Operations Manager. “Residents did a great job of signing up for schedule reminders and watching for parking signs in their neighborhoods. The sweeping schedule can change rapidly due to events like rain and high winds, so having an informed community directly impacted how efficiently we were able to complete the routes this year.”
Street sweeping reduces dust and improves conditions for cycling, walking and driving. This helps to prevent more materials from washing into the Oldman River via our storm sewer system. Sand and debris picked up by street sweepers is stored and cleaned for reuse. The reconditioned sand will be mixed into future sanding operations and other residual waste material is disposed of in the landfill.
For more street sweeping information, visit www.lethbridge.ca/StreetSweeping.
To sign up for City of Lethbridge notices such as street sweeping, snow routes, power outages and waste collection download the Lethbridge Loop App on your mobile device.
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