City celebrates National Public Works Week
National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, this week is intended to be an opportunity to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.
Public Works is more than fixing streets. The City of Pearland Public Works Department also works hard to maintain a safe and effective infrastructure including: wastewater treatment, water production, sewer construction & maintenance and more. If you see a Public Works employee out working, you are encouraged to stop and thank them for all of the hard work and hours they put in to keep Pearland residents safe.
National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, APWA seeks to raise the public's awareness of public works issues and to increase confidence in public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations. Read more on the City of Pearland Public Works Department.