Elgin Sweeper, EPA collaborate for porous pavement research

Elgin Sweeper has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory.

Under this agreement, Elgin Sweeper will share its background in surface cleaning with the EPA to better understand the maintenance needs of three types of porous pavement.

“The partnership with the EPA furthers Elgin Sweeper’s commitment as the leader in environmentally efficient street sweepers to develop, formulate, and distribute environmental solutions and implementation technologies that reduce air pollution and storm water pollution in cities and communities across the United States,” said Brian Giles, sweeper product manager at Elgin Sweeper, in a prepared statement.

The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1995 from several former Office of Research and Development (ORD) organizations.

The NRMRL focuses on environmental problem solving. Recognized as a national leader in scientific and engineering expertise and capability, NRMRL’s research directly supports national priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, manage chemical risks, clean up hazardous waste sites, and protect America’s water.

For more information on the types and sources of air and water pollution that ultimately involve streets, sewers and other areas of public concern, please visit www.pollutioninfoportal.com.

For more information from the EPA, go to www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/stormwater.