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What is the Public Works Department?

Public Works is the heartbeat of any city, developing and maintaining buildings, roads, water systems, solid waste handling and administration.  The people working in public works are solving some of the toughest problems by our communities, our country and our world.

There would be no community without the quality of life public works provides.  There would be no community to police and protect, no public to lead or represent. Public works allows the world as we know it to be.   The City of Deer Park's Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the water treatment plant, the sewer treatment plant, all utility lines within the city, trash collection, traffic signals & signs, electrical and HVAC work to all city facilities, street maintenance, drainage maintenance, mowing of ditch right-of-ways, mowing of some street right-of-ways, fleet maintenance, animal control, building permitting and inspections as well as the engineering division.

National Public Works Week is May 17 - 23, 2015

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.

Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. 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.

APWA encourages public works agencies and professionals to take the opportunity to make their stories known in their communities. Over the years the observances have taken many forms, including parades, displays of public works equipment, high school essay contests, open houses, programs for civic organizations and media events. The occasion is marked each year with scores of resolutions and proclamations from mayors and governors, as well. Some special highlights of NPWW include a United States Senate resolution affirming the first National Public Works Week in 1960, letters of acknowledgment from Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, and a Presidential Proclamation signed by John F. Kennedy in 1962.

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.