Public Works Day – Saturday, June 7, 2014
Holmes Lake Park
This event is 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 jet truck, a street sweeper, a snow plow, a bucket truck, a StarTran bus and more. Displays included traffic and pedestrian signal heads, a fire hydrant, a water conservation toilet, a wastewater pipe cleaning demo and more. Booths were set up with educational activities and handouts, and Public Works and Utilities staff were available to answer questions.
Public Works Day was held in conjunction with Waterfest — an event where exhibitors and volunteers helped guests learn about what they can do to reduce pollutants in local streams and lakes. Waterfest activities included fishing, canoeing and other hands-on activities.