Cheshire Zero Emissions Street Cleaning Machines
Cheshire West and Chester Council confirm move to use new zero-emissions street-cleansing machines during coronavirus crisis.
09:24 08 April 2020
Two new zero emissions street-cleaning machines will soon be used to spray disinfectant on Cheshire streets. The fully-electric machines, which uses high pressure water and require less servicing, will be used to disinfect the streets during the current coronavirus pandemic. They will also be used to wash and disinfect street furniture and bins.
Councillor Karen Shore, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, highways and strategic transport, said: “These new electric street-cleansing machines will be used across the borough to spray disinfectant around our streets and town centres, removing ingrained dirt from pavement surfaces.
"They are a valuable addition to our teams, as we continue to keep our streets clean during the current coronavirus pandemic.
“Using the new machines means our C02 emissions will also be reduced and we can carry out more timely and targeted responses to street washing issues.
“We believe we are one of the first councils in the country to use this technology.”
Cheshire West and Chester Council will be the first council in the country to use such machines.