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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Street Sweeping will be heavily into effect to ensure clean drains and streets before winter! .

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The City of Everett has been very forgiving regarding ticketing and towing during the current pandemic and now we need you to do your part. Please move your vehicles during street sweeping hours and please note that sweeping will occur the weekday after your trash day, REGARDLESS if it is your week or not, it will occur EVERY WEEK on the weekday after YOUR TRASH DAY until further notice.

Here are 7 reasons why you should always move your vehicle and allow for sweeping.

- street sweeping picks up litter that blocks the Stormwater from entering the drainage system. This can result in localized flooding.

- street sweeping keeps sediment and trash from entering our streams and waterways. (You can reference resent island end water quality report that quality went from an f to a ‘b’ in the last couple years)

- street sweeping improves our Streetscape and encourages our constituency to keep their properties and frontage clean as well.

-street sweeping removes oil laden sediment from the public way which is disposed of in a landfill as opposed to the Malden and Mystic rivers.

-street sweeping removes any loose gravel and sand that may inhibit stopping distances and pedestrian safety.

- regular street sweeping reduces the cost to tax payers of other costly pipe repairs caused by debris buildup in the subsurface drainage system.

- street sweeping is required for compliance with the City’s regulatory permits with State and Federal agencies.

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