A specialist street washing van procured by municipal contractor Biffa is helping Arun District Council to keep its streets sparkling.
The customised Ford Transit, supplied and adapted by Bristol Street Motors, is fitted with high-pressure, hot water washing equipment that cleans street surfaces.
The single-manned cleansing van is also being used to remove chewing gum deposits and graffiti.
The van contains a Karcher pressure washer, run off a Kubota auxiliary diesel engine, which can spray water or steam. Its 2,000 litre on-board water tank can work for around an hour, and up to 100sq m can be cleaned each day in large, heavily soiled precinct areas.