“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” — Alfred Austin
In many cities and town strong, blustery spring winds blow leaves, debris and rock particles from winter sanding operations freely up and down unprotected streets, avenues and traffic routes.
This free ranging refuse eventually takes up residence beneath man-hole covers, sewer openings and opened ended grates.
Left to its own devices the litter could clog up and congest the outlets the municipalities have installed to allow rain water to be cleared from city streets.
The two-man inspection crews make their rounds in early spring and late autumn to ensure that the drainage systems will work unimpeded and as planned.