Tag: street sweepers

A street sweeper or street cleaner may refer to either a person’s occupation, or a machine that cleans streets. A street sweeper cleans the streets, usually in an urban area. Street sweepers have been employed in cities since sanitation and waste removal became a priority. A street-sweeping person would use a broom and shovel to clean off litter, animal waste and filth that accumulated on streets. Later, water hoses were used to wash the streets.

How Trackout and Wheel-Washing Systems Can Improve Profitability

How Trackout and Wheel-Washing Systems Can Improve Profitability

Contractors who use trackout cleanup equipment such as automatic wheel-washing systems merely to comply with environmental site regulations may be taking the wrong approach. Plenty of reasons exist for “taking the high road” and adopting these systems—namely minimizing operating costs, which can allow for more competitive bidding, and maintaining a

Street Sweeping 101

Street Sweeping 101

Since its inception in the early 1900s, mechanized street sweeping has been used to remove what might be termed “cosmetic” or “political” debris from roadways and other paved surfaces. Conventional wisdom has always dictated that if a street looked clean, it was clean. Today however, this reason for sweeping is

Street Sweeping With the Best

Street Sweeping With the Best

“We run our sweepers every day of the week except the weekend, for nine to nine-and-a-half months of the year—even some days of December when the weather is mild. We don’t put water in the tank when it might freeze,” says Dale Chumley, chief of stormwater for the city of

Beyond Compliance

Beyond Compliance

Contractors who use trackout cleanup equipment such as automatic wheel-washing systems merely to comply with environmental site regulations may be taking the wrong approach. Plenty of reasons exist for “taking the high road” and adopting these systems—namely minimizing operating costs, which can allow for more competitive bidding, and maintaining a

Keeping Debris out of Curb Openings

Keeping Debris out of Curb Openings

Concerns about protecting inlets and storm drains don’t stop when construction stops.

To help meet Honolulu’s stormwater management goals, the engineering firm Oceanit—an engineering and technology firm in Hawaii—contacted Terry Flury of United Storm Water in October 2014 to ascertain how his company’s Wing-Gate Automatic Retractable Screen (ARS) might help.

The Wing-Gate

ASC Announces New Sweeper Line

ASC Announces New Sweeper Line

Charlotte, North Carolina, February 16, 2016 – ASC Construction Equipment USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Stewart-Amos sweepers to the extensive equipment line the company offers.

Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

As is the case with any active construction site, sediment control is a primary concern on the job sites where Greg McCormick works. He is the water pollution control manager for Riverside Construction Co. in southern California.

Catch Basin Cleaning: Depends on the Zone

Catch Basin Cleaning: Depends on the Zone

Kings Mountain, NC
In cities where stormwater regularly floods streets, regular catch basin cleaning can keep water and contaminants off streets.

The city of Kings Mountain, NC, has a strong connection to American history. It is named for the American Revolutionary War battle that was fought a mere 5 miles away—just over

Popular & Permeable

Popular & Permeable

Sinking wheels, muddy feet, lame horses and livestock, trade goods ruined—these might have been just a few of the reasons why humans developed pavers thousands of years ago as an answer to a better surface. While the Romans come to mind as the first to build paver-based roads around 156

Clean Streets, Clean Cities

Clean Streets, Clean Cities

Keeping a city’s streets, storm sewers, and catch basins clean is an essential service for its residents, even though they might not pay much attention to the work as it occurs. Cleaner air and water are the result—proven by numerous studies—and that’s important to every person within a community.

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