Since 1960, American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, more than 30,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week 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
APWA is proud to announce "The Rhythm of Public Works" as the theme for the 2020 National Public Works Week. This year's exciting poster challenges our members and their citizens to think about their communities as a symphony of essential services, working in concert create a great place to live. Every community has a rhythm, a heartbeat that reflects its essence and tempo of life.
Public Works’ keeps a community’s rhythm moving by providing an orchestra of infrastructure services in transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks, and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management. Public Works provides the harmony needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services
To celebrate National Public Works Week Mount Prospect Public Works Department is hosts its Annual Open House. Due to issues related to COVID-19 the 2020 Open House has been postponed.
Public Works is responsible for many different services including the water and sewer system, solid waste services, snow plowing, tree maintenance, and street and sidewalk maintenance. The purpose of the Open House allows for residents to obtain a better understanding about all of the different roles the Department of Public Works holds in the community. This is done in a fun and entertaining way for people of all ages.
At the Open House, there's something for everyone, so bring the whole family! The Open House features games and activities with prizes, a tour of the Public Works facility, rides in the department’s aerial trucks, a children’s Fun Fact Hunt, and a wide range of displays demonstrating how the Village’s water system, sewer system, parkway trees, buildings, streets, and vehicles are maintained. Kids can also meet PW Paws, the Mount Prospect Public Works Department mascot. Free refreshments and hot dogs are provided by the Mount Prospect Lions Club.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 870-5640.