Street Sweeping Program

The City of Abilene is committed to keeping our community a beautiful place to live, work and play. As part of that commitment the Stormwater Services Division has an enhanced street sweeping program to serve our community.

The City of Abilene’s Stormwater Division provides a high level of service by:

  • Providing high levels of drainage improvement
  • Keeping roads clean
  • Ensuring that operations have a minimum impact on the environment

By sweeping we:

  • Improve the area’s aesthetics
  • Eliminate trash and natural debris
  • Reduce pollutants from entering waterways
  • Prevent clogging of drainage inlets

Duvelo 6000 Street Sweeper

Sweeping Schedule

The Stormwater Services Division is committed to enhance the street curb & gutter system with an improved and robust sweeping cycle. Regularly sweeping street curbs & gutters helps protect the water quality of local streams, creeks and lakes. 

The weekly sweeping schedule for the City is available:

Sweeping Stats

  • Downtown/Central Business Districts comprising 23.5 miles are swept 1-2 times a week.
  • Main streets, arterials and around schools encompasses 91.4 miles swept 3-4 times a year.
  • Residential streets with curb and gutter are swept in a grid pattern on the north and south sides 2-3 times a year.
  • Emergency spills take the highest priority and will be taken care of as needed.
  • City owned/operated parking lots are swept once a year.

** Weather conditions and equipment availability has a major impact on the sweeping plan.

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