This week, May 20-26, marks National Public Works Week, which highlights the importance of public works in community life. This year's theme is “The Power of Public Works.” It recognizes the to the impact the many facets of public works have on modern civilization and the people who plan for, build and maintain the roads, bridges, water and wastewater systems and treatment facilities we rely on every day.
National Public Works Week was first celebrated in 1960 to bring attention to the vital role infrastructure, facilities, and services play in the quality of our everyday life. Public works brings us clean running water, effective storm drains and sewers, sturdy roads and bridges, public transit services, safe building codes, livable communities with parks and green space and sustainable public facilities.
Learn more about the people who build & maintain our pipes, pumps and plants at an upcoming facility tour. Sign up at cleanwaterservices.org/tour. Then, learn more about the Power of Public Works by following the hashtag #PublicWorksWeek on social media.