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ROME, Italy (22 February 2000)–A recent Associated Press report Rome is deploying five poop-scooping scooters as part of a new campaign to clean up the city’s streets. The scooters are equipped with long vacuum nozzles and tanks mounted on the rear. They can also spray water to clear up especially stubborn stains. Officials have decided […]

ROME, Italy (22 February 2000)–A recent Associated Press report Rome is deploying five poop-scooping scooters as part of a new campaign to clean up the city’s streets. The scooters are equipped with long vacuum nozzles and tanks mounted on the rear. They can also spray water to clear up especially stubborn stains. Officials have decided to employ the scooters as part of a crack down on the problem of dog-dirt on the streets.
The five scooper scooters won’t come close to cleaning up after Rome’s estimated 200,000 dogs, but officials say they may buy more if the pilot program shows promise. The Vatican’s year-long Jubilee celebrations are expected to bring millions of extra visitors to Rome this year and municipal officials have been frantic to make Rome more presentable. (GLS)

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