Mission, BC—National Public Works Week kicks off the week of May 21, and the City of Mission is celebrating by opening its doors on Saturday, May 27 at the Public Works Yard for a free and interactive event.
“I truly believe that the public would be astonished by the amount of work done by our dedicated Public Works team,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “Without them, this City simply could not run. Every time we get in a car or use a faucet, we are benefiting from their efforts. I invite the community to learn more about what they do and to say “Thank you” during our Public Works Week event.”
From the roads we use, to the water we drink, public works connects us through infrastructure, maintenance, and service.
Recent highlights from the Public Works team include large projects such as the Sewer Lift Station on Nelson Street.
And of course, the day-to-day maintenance like the recent pressure washing of First Avenue, snow plowing in the winter, watermain flushing and so many others keep our streets, pipes, and systems operating smoothly.
Last year the City held its first Public Works Open House Event and, despite the rain, over 500 people attended to learn more about this important function within the City.
The family-friendly event will be an opportunity to get up close to the plows, sweepers, trucks, and heavy-duty equipment that our crews use regularly to maintain our city’s streets, utility systems, and public assets. Operators will be there to provide demonstrations and answer questions.
Date: May 27, 2022
Location: Public Works Yard (outdoor event, rain or shine)
33835 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC