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Happy Public Works Week!

By Kate Donnelly
May 20, 2013

Government, Industry News

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This year, May 19-25 has been declared Public Works Week. The American Public Works Association (APWA) has declared the theme for this year to be “Because of Public Works…” The focus is on appreciating the quality of life we have because of everything our public works professionals do for us.

Our cities and towns wouldn’t be what they are without the hard work and dedication that public works employees put in. Not only do we appreciate how beautiful they keep our communities, but we can’t forget that they maintain our water infrastructure, roads, buildings, and oversee solid waste removal. They keep us safe and healthy—what’s more important than that? Our public works professionals are helping us day in and day out to live high quality lives in well-kept communities. They don’t get as much recognition as they should, so take this week to say, write, tweet, email, or shout a huge THANK YOU to your public works department!

Because of public works, I have clean water to drink and safe streets to walk my dogs on... What has public works done for you?

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