It Starts Here... Public Works

May 16, 2019

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. Each year, the City celebrates Public Works during May's 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.

Back in 2019, the theme of National Public Works Week summed Public Works role up nicely - 'It Starts Here.'

Public Works Week poster

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, approximately 450 students from Grades 4 and 5 within School District 68 toured the City’s Public Works Yard. Through interactive activities, students gained an understanding into the many services provided by the Engineering and Public Works Department and the impact of Public Works on their daily lives. The City's Public Works team expects to resume it's Public Works day event in 2022, following the pandemic. In the meantime, check out these videos for a closer look at Public Works and Public Works Day:

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