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City news, 13.03.2003 12:23

Spring cleaning month to begin in St. Petersburg on April 14

Spring cleaning month The month of spring cleaning will be held from April 14 to May 17, 2003 and utility service staff will be aided by volunteers in the cleaning of city yards, squares, parks, gardens and other territories. Two major citywide cleaning days for volunteers were scheduled to be held on April 19th and May 17th.Housing and utility service staff will be aided by volunteers in the cleaning of city yards, squares, parks, gardens and other territories.This year cleaning of the city streets was made more difficult by the weather conditions, as precipitation in the winter season of 2002-2003 exceeded the normal range by a large margin. Some 3 million cubic meters of snow were evacuated from city streets this winter, which is twice as much as last year. The current main problem is to finish up cleaning the streets of snow and ice. This work is expected to be completed by early April. On April 1st the necessary equipment must be ready to begin cleaning the city streets. Sidewalks and troughs will be cleaned, and lawns will be tended. Snow will be removed, and dirt and sand will be cleaned off. Next the lawns will be weeded, new soil will be added and grass will be planted.

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