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National Public Works Week

Citizens are invited to Celebrate Public Works Week

  • Date: 05/24/2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: To be advised
    Lake Elsinore, California 92530

Join Us In Celebration of Public Works Week!

Discover Public Works!

National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Public works is the heartbeat of any city, developing and maintaining roads, traffic signals, light poles, sidewalks, curb and gutters, storm drains, street signs, graffiti abatement and administration. The people who work in Public Works are solving some of the toughest problems faced by our communities, our country and our world.

Various Public Works Models......

In the real world there is no one, ideal structure for a Public Works operation.  Even though some Public Works services are considered "must haves" in every community, they may not be readily identified on a city organizational chart, or delivered in the same way, or to the same level, from one community to the next. In fact some municipalities may not even have a department named Public Works.

Although some functions are not common to every community, each of them will have such things as water, utilities, and trash collection unquestionably. What IS in question is by whom they are delivered. The traditional concept of Public Works is that governmental units provide the services, own the facilities and are usually funded through taxation. It's not uncommon for the private sector to be involved in delivering Public Works services as well. It is also common for municipal engineering division to plan and design large construction projects but to contract out the actual construction work.

The United States has approximately 19,400 municipalities of varying sizes, and Canada is home to nearly 3,700 more. In each community, whatever its size, there are needs common to all human beings that must be met through the provision of Public Works services. These needs are met on a daily basis by visionary, values-driven and hard working men and women who provide and sustain Public Works services in the best interest of their communities.

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