Public Works Week Events Announced

Friday, May 17, 2013

Public Works Week, May 19-25, is an awareness campaign, educational opportunity and celebration of Public Works Departments in communities nationwide.  In Chattanooga, during the week of May 19, the public is encouraged to attend two special events:

A “Touch a Truck” activity is geared toward kids of all ages who would like to see and learn about some of the impressive Public Works vehicles (vacuum truck, hook lift with mini excavator, paint truck, derrick digger, etc). Children will be invited to paint a snowplow. That display will be at the River Street cul de sac at Coolidge Park on Sunday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   

A Community Outreach Day consisting of Public Works vehicles and educational displays for all of the responsibilities that the Public Works Department holds (brush collection, road design and repair, water quality, code enforcement, parking lot design, sight obstruction, waste disposal, guardrail installation & repair, etc) is scheduled for the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza on Wednesday, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

 


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