supporting documents

Effectiveness of Street Sweeping for Stormwater Pollution Control

T.A Walker / T.H.F Wong / Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology


This report investigates the effectiveness of street sweeping as a stormwater pollution source control measure. The Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology (CRCCH) Project U1 (Gross pollutant management and urban pollution control ponds) focuses on ways to improve the quality of stormwater runoff.

This report describes a scoping study to assess the efficiency of Australian street sweeping practices in the removal of pollutants from street surfaces. This study has provided information on the effectiveness of street sweeping, currently practiced, in the collection of pollutants across the range of partical sizes representative of a street surface load.