Sweeping

Did You Know?

  • The Sewer and Water Department maintains over 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary sewer, 40 miles of combined sewers and 240 miles of storm sewers.

  • Streets and Highways maintain over 247 mile of local and major roads within the limits of Southfield.

  • The Sewer and Water Department delivers clean dependable drinking water and disposes of it for less than a penny per gallon.

  • A dripping faucet can waste 3 gallons of water a day.

  • A leaking toilet can waste 25,000 gallons per month.


 

 

Sweeping provides a safe and clean road surface for traffic on streets and highways. The responsibilities are divided into North and South sweeping. North end sweeping crews are tasked with sweeping many major and secondary streets with county and some state roads from 10 mile North. South end sweeping crews are tasked with sweeping many major and secondary streets with county and some state roads from 10 mile South. Sweeping crews are also responsible for restoring mail boxes damaged from snow plowing in the winter.