City Honors Public Works Week
05/21/2012 | Dave Nash, Public Affairs Coordinator
Weeklong Appreciation Theme is 'Creating a Lasting Impression'
Yuma, Ariz. - This week, Yuma residents are encouraged to appreciate the work done by the many employees who keep water flowing, collect and dispose of trash, maintain City vehicles and equipment and help to manage growth.
National Public Works Week is an annual national commemoration of all Public Works employees for their service in providing quality and essential service to the citizens they serve. Sponsored by the American Public Works Association, the event will be held May 20-26. This year, the theme is "Creating a Lasting Impression."
Mayor Alan L. Krieger will read a proclamation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, in the atrium of the Public Works Services Building, 155 W. 14th St. in Yuma.
In the City of Yuma, public works services include the Engineering, Field Services and Utilities departments. Field Services include Fleet parts and services, Solid Waste and Streets divisions.
Examples of just some of the public works services that city residents count on include:
- Residential solid waste pickup and free recycling drop-off bins.
- Water service for taps, hoses, showers and fire hydrants.
- Sanitary sewer collection.
- Traffic signal maintenance and engineerin.
- Engineering of roads, bridges, basins, sewer systems and more.
- Street cleaning, repair and maintenance.
- Servicing and maintenance of vehicles that do all of those things, plus the vehicles used for the police and fire departments.
"Public Works employees might be first-to-come or last-to-leave, or have to come in on the occasional weekend or holiday when storms and emergencies hit and a repair is needed to ensure our customers' needs are met," said City Administrator Greg Wilkinson.
Please join the City of Yuma during National Public Works Week and take the opportunity to thank all local Public Works employees for all that they do every day.