Street Sweeping

STREET SWEEPING

    STREET SWEEPING 2019

    Atlas Power Sweeping Services, contracted to the District of Peachland, will begin the annual street sweeping program on Monday April 15, 2019. Weather permitting, the project will start in the downtown area and proceed up into the residential areas.

    Residents are requested to keep roadways clear of parked vehicles and other obstructions to ensure effective cleanup.

    Staff will post updates at www.peachland.ca and the District of Peachland – Operations Department Facebook group with more specific locations as the project proceeds.

    For more information, please contact the PW Office at 250.767.2108 or operations@peachland.ca

    Street Sweeping

    Spring Street Sweeping priorities

    Spring Street sweeping commences late February weather permitting. The Downtown core, main streets or "arterials" are completed first. Street sweeping priorities are based on the volumes of vehicle traffic on roadways where winter road sand may generate excessive dust.

    Once all the snow and ice has melted from the road shoulders and curbs, the Spring Sweeping Program is started aggressively. The street sweeper contractor sweeps all areas of the District of Peachland as quickly as possible.

    Equipment used to sweep streets

    The street sweeper is mechanical pickup broom-type machine that uses two gutter brooms to direct the sweeping material into the path of the rear broom which sweeps the debris into the hopper. The machine sprays a fine mist of water ahead of the broom to suppress dust as it sweeps.

    Prepare for the Spring Sweeping

    Property owners are encouraged to sweep all debris that may be on the sidewalk that borders your property before the roads are swept by the street sweepers. Your cooperation in removing all vehicles from the street to enable the street sweepers to clean the entire street is greatly appreciated. By doing this we can avoid having those annoying missed spots in your neighborhood.

    Help the District do a good job!

    One of the main obstacles for equipment operators is parked vehicles and recreational vehicles. Once the street sweeping program starts, remove your vehicles from your street, cul-de-sac, or alley until the roads are swept and washed. That will allow the operators to do a much better job.