Every quarter cleanliness assessment teams survey the corridors/interstate highways, high-visibility communities, residential streets and alleys and industrial areas within each of the city's eight wards, and rate the cleanliness level of each area. The 16 National Highway System major routes are also surveyed quarterly. In addition, blighted and vacant properties are surveyed and abated, if needed.
Site Surveys are conducted by Rating Teams of up to six people. Surveys require a maximum of four hours and rate the cleanliness of the area (1 - Clean, 2 - Moderate, 3 - Dirty, 4 - Hazardous). Once all of the data is collected, the information is reviewed and averaged out in the Clean City Ratings Program and a summary is prepared.
The clean city summary ratings and a detailed report on the findings are provided to the Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, DC Council, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and the Mayor's Office of Community Affairs for their information and use. The District utilizes this information to allocate resources where they are most needed.
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