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Street Sweeping Resumes

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On Monday, March 26, 2007, residential street sweeping and alternate-side of the street parking restrictions will resume. Be sure to move your cars when indicated by the red and white No Parking, Street Cleaning signs or face a $30 fine and possible towing.


According to the District Department of Public Works, "Street sweeping reduces debris that otherwise would be carried by rain and runoff into the city's storm drains, polluting the Districts rivers. The sweepers remove litter from the street by brushing it onto a conveyor system, which transports the material into a debris hopper. The sweeper also distributes a fine spray of water to help control dust. During winter, sweeping occurs only when the weather is warm enough that the water will not freeze on the street. Residents and businesses also play a role in maintaining street cleanliness. District law requires property owners to sweep or keep the area in front of their homes or businesses clean 18 inches from the curb line into the street."


Please share this information with neighbors and friends who may not receive this message.

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