Have you ever wondered how a city runs? How does clean drinking water flow through your tap? What happens after the toilet flushes? Who plans and builds the roads, sidewalks and bike lanes to ease your commute? Where does your recycling go after it is picked up?
All these things that make your day run, start with a city’s Public Works department and its employees. Building on this concept is the theme of the 2019 National Public Works Week - It Starts Here.
The City is once again participating in Public Works Week, a week-long recognition of the work the professionals in this field do to improve your quality of life and make our community a great place live, work and play.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, approximately 450 students from Grades 4 and 5 within School District 68 will tour the City’s Public Works Yard. Through interactive activities, students will gain an understanding into the many services provided by the Engineering and Public Works Department and the impact of Public Works on their daily lives. Check out this video from last year’s event.
Are you interested in learning about the journey the water flowing through your tap takes? Register for the free Nanaimo Watershed and Water Treatment Plant Tour on May 23. This all-day guided tour will take you through Nanaimo’s drinking watershed to our water treatment plant.
Find out more about what your Public Works department does to make our city run by viewing the following videos.