VIDEO: City's New Equipment To Fight Graffiti
Officials say the new equipment will mean timelier and less costly responses to reports of tagging in the city.
The city has a new weapon in its battle against graffiti: a hot water cleaning system officials say will allow timelier and less costly responses to reported tags in the city.
The mayor and the city council announced the purchase of some new anti-graffiti removal equipment last week. The equipment has been used to remove graffiti from over 400 locations in the city, including bridges, electrical boxes, park benches and the skate board park.
“Removing graffiti immediately is an effective deterrent to the reoccurrence of the offense,” Mayor Gary Christenson said in a statement. “This is one way we can make Malden residents feel good about their neighborhoods and the City”.
Previously, the city had relied on private contractors to fix the problem.