The American Public Works Association has designated May 20 to 26 as National Public Works Week. The City of Nampa will join the celebration with an interactive fair for Nampa School District Centennial Elementary 4th grade students.
Fair displays will include interactive educational demonstrations on the water cycle, how traffic signals work, internal components of fire hydrants, and how remote-control cameras are used in sewer pipe maintenance. Students will be able to explore construction equipment and other unique vehicles in the city fleet.
The fair will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at the Street Division yard, 106 W. Railroad St., from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Public Works Week activities will also include an employee appreciation picnic and a fourth-grade drawing contest. The public works themed artwork will be displayed in Nampa City Hall throughout the week.
National Public Works Week has been observed each year since 1960 to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works in their daily lives. In the City of Nampa, our 130 public works employees provide a full range of services to the community. They design, maintain, and improve our streets, water and wastewater systems, maintain the city fleet, operate our municipal airport, monitor pollution and provide engineering services. All these efforts are collectively known as “public works,” and this one week each year is a time to recognize these important services.
To learn more about Nampa’s Public Works Department visit www.cityofnampa.us/publicworks.