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“We’re really trying to streamline our processes here so that we can go to the city council and say that with what they’ve given us, this is how much we’ve been able to improve what we’re doing,” says Bailey of a comprehensive study that began in early 2011. “At this level, this is how we’re impacting wa-ter quality based on sampling results. We feel like we can do the same job we’re doing now with three sweepers once we get the operation streamlined. Or, maybe we can reduce the stormwa-ter utility fee by 10% for everyone by streamlining our processes. We’re try-ing to do more with less.” The technology also aids community relations’ efforts. By tracking the time and date when a given street was last cleaned, the city can show neighbor-hood residents evidence of its mainte-nance efforts. If residents make claims of vehicle damage, the data also can be used to show whether a sweeper was in the location of that vehicle. Making determinations like these without the aid of geospatial technology would be Tymco San Angelo, TX, purchased five Tymco Model 600 regenerative air sweepers. time-consuming and not a good use of workers’ time. “One of the things we’re trying to do on the GIS side of it is implement something where we could track activi-ty and have a history, so that at the end of the year if a council member wanted to know how many times a sweeper was in their district, we could have in-formation in the GIS to show them that we’ve been there ﬁ ve times,” says Mike Smith, GIS manager for the city, adding Precast Concrete Modular Stormwater Management System Introducing our new innovative product design 0RUHFRVW HIIHFWLYHDQGHIÀFLHQWWKDQHYHUEHIRUH StormTrap ® offers the industry’s best new solutions for managing runoff, protecting waterways and improving the use of your property. Find out more at www.StormTrap.com.