Why We Sweep Streets
As stormwater flows over our roadways, it picks up pollutants like sediment, debris and chemicals. The Clean Water Act signed into law by the Environmental Protection Agency mandates that paved roadways are kept free of debris and pollutants through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
In complying with the town's permit, we sweep all our main arterial roadways at least two times a year, and the remainder of our 110 miles of roads we attempt to sweep at least once after the winter snows have melted.
Report Streets That Need Sweeping
If you are aware of any streets that have heavy accumulations of sand or debris on them, please feel free to notify the Department of Public Works at (413) 525-5400, ext. 1200, and we will schedule a street sweeping.