Evaluation of Lakeland’s Street Sweeping Operations for Nutrient Removal Efficiency

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  • Practice Areas: Environmental Management, Water and Natural Resources, Water Management
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Title: FSA: 2016 Winter Conference
  • All Authors: Mike Harding
  • Geosyntec Authors: Mike Harding
  • Citation: (FSA) Winter 2016 conference in on December 7, 2016
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Florida
  • Type: Presentation

Street sweeping is a common pollution source control practice performed by municipalities to help meet requirements for improving the quality of stormwater runoff.

Currently, the nutrient reduction benefit of street sweeping is determined using the results of an FSA Educational Foundation study performed by UF. The FSAEF study provides a thorough evaluation of the benefits and defines a methodology for determining the nutrient mass reduction due to street sweeping activities. The workshop will present the results of a recent street sweeping optimization study performed for the City of Lakeland. Variables of interest include nutrient content associated with different land use types, tree cover, particle size of collected street debris, and seasonality. Sampling procedures as well as results will be presented.

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