This week, May 19 to 25, is Public Works Week in Canada. Organized by the Canadian Public Works Association, the event has municipalities providing open houses, tours and school events to display public works facilities and equipment.
National Public Works Week is in its 53rd year and is celebrated in Canada and the United States. In Canada, Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, P.E.I. and Saskatchewan have declared NPWW week.
CPWA President Darwin Durnie said the week is “a reminder that public works is the backbone of our society. Water and wastewater treatment, roads and briges, traffic signals and lighting, sanitation, mass transit, and winter maintenance and safety are just a glimpse of what public works professionals do to ensure our communities are sustainable and safe, healthy places to live, work, play, and invest. As communities, we thrive ‘because of public works,'” he said.
For more information on CPWA, click here.