Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cleaning Catch Basins

One of the main tasks of the new Stormwater Division is to clean the catch basins. Basins get clogged with garbage that either sweeps into the basins during rainstorms or is thrown in by people. Vacuum trucks have to visit each catch basin in the city and vacuum the garbage and debris out to keep the stormwater water from backing up and flowing neighborhood streets.

Just beginning to fill up.

Full of trash (above). Vacuum truck cleaning catch basin (below).

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