Street sweeping to begin in WoodburyWoodbury’s Public Works Department expects to begin fall maintenance activities in city neighborhoods Monday, Sept. 10.
Woodbury’s Public Works Department expects to begin fall maintenance activities in city neighborhoods Monday, Sept. 10. Weather permitting, street sweeping will commence that day and continue for approximately five working days between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
When sweepers are in the neighborhood, all vehicles and items such as portable basketball hoops should be moved from the streets so the entire street can be cleaned, the city advised.
Street sweeping is done to remove garbage, accumulated dirt and sand, and other material before it is washed into the storm sewer.
Removing the material while it is still on the street is more efficient than removing the material from storm water ponds and helps protect water quality in city lakes and wetlands.
Provided the street sweeping proceeds as scheduled, hydrant flushing will begin the week of Sept. 17. Dead-end water lines, such as those in cul-de-sacs, will be flushed to ensure the hydrants are operating properly. The project is expected to take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Though flushing may occasionally discolor the water for a few minutes, it is safe to drink. Residents may want to check for signs of discoloration before using the water to wash clothes, particularly white clothes.
Questions about street sweeping or hydrant flushing can be directed to the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720.