Public Works Day – Saturday, June 9, 2012

5–8 p.m.
Holmes Lake Park

This event was an extension of National Public Works Week, which celebrates the men and women who maintain the United States infrastructure. Public Works Day highlighted the role Lincoln's Public Works & Utilities Department serves in our daily lives when we brush our teeth, flush our toilets, travel our streets, walk our sidewalks, ride a StarTran bus, or recycle our newspapers. Public Works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to sustainable communities and to the health, safety and well-being of the Lincoln community.

Public Works and Utilities staff featured some of the department's big equipment, displays and fun activities, interesting information and handouts. Vehicles included: a Lincoln Water System boom truck, a Wastewater TV inspection truck, a vactor truck, a street sweeper, a combination sander, a bucket truck and a StarTran bus. Displays included: traffic and pedestrian signal heads, a fire hydrant, a water conservation toilet and much more. Booths were set up with educational activities and handouts, and Public Works and Utilities staff were available to answer questions.

The following Lincoln businesses donated prizes for Public Works Day:
Marcus Theatre - movie passes
SouthPointe Pavilions - gift cards
Chili's - coupons
Lazlo's - gift cards
Olive Garden - gift card
Sapp Bros. - gift cards
Parks & Recreation - Adult/Senior Passport Golf Memberships


Public Works Day was held in conjunction with Waterfest — an event where exhibitors and volunteers helped guests to learn about what they can do to reduce pollutants in local streams and lakes. Waterfest activities included fishing, canoeing and other hands-on activities, and featured a performance by PANgea.