DEMONSTRATION OF NONPOINT POLLUTION ABATEMENT THROUGH IMPROVED STREET CLEANING PRACTICES

A presentation is given of the results and conclusions from the EPA-sponsored demonstration study of nonpoint pollution abatement through improved street cleaning practices. An important aspect was the development of sampling procedures to test street cleaning equipment performance in real-world conditions. Other areas explored in this study include: (1) accumulation rate characteristics of the various pollutants associated with street dirt; (2) runoff flow characteristics, concentrations and total mass yields of monitored pollutants in runoff, and street dirt removal capabilities and effects on deposition in the sewerage for various kinds of storms; (3) costs and labor effectiveness of street cleaning, runoff treatment, and combined runoff and wastewater treatment; and (4) results of a special study of airborne dust losses from street surfaces.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Woodward-Clyde Consultants

    Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94111

    Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory

    26 West St Clair
    Cincinnatic, OH  USA  45219
  • Authors:
    • Pitt, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 292 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/600/2-79/161 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-S-804432
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM