Why is street sweeping and clear curbs and gutters important?

Curbs and gutters act as a drainage system for stormwater runoff and directing water away from the roadway. Runoff is the major contributor to erosion and damage to our street system. Curbs and gutters hold the pavement in place and collect runoff from the paved streets. Curbs and gutters are designed specifically to quickly convey water runoff away from the street to the storm drains. Keeping these clear of debris and vegetation helps maintain the health and longevity of your street. Water is the single most damaging element to street pavement.

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1. Why is street sweeping and clear curbs and gutters important?
2. Why does the City only clean streets with curbs?
3. Where can I find out when a street sweeper will be in my neighborhood? public notification of street cleaning schedules?
4. Why wasn’t street sweeping completed in front of my house?
5. How can I help the street sweepers?