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Doylestown Borough develops cleaning device for public spaces


The Doylestown Borough Public Works Department has developed a unique system to disinfect a variety of public spaces and equipment in and around them.

Phil Ehlinger, the borough’s deputy manager, said he worked with the department on the “disinfection rig” that uses a solution of water and 2 percent bleach to clean playground equipment in borough parks, park picnic tables, bus shelters, public bike racks, trash cans, pedestrian push buttons at traffic signals and public benches. The mobile unit is attached to a landscape trailer and fed by a gas-powered pump.

“Hopefully, it helps reduce fears of our residents and re-instills confidence in our shared public facilities when they reopen,” said Ehlinger.

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