For the City Times
The American Public Works Association recognizes May 15-21, 2016 as National Public Works Week.
Public Works employees for the City of Wisconsin Rapids maintain the infrastructure and amenities that make possible a modern and livable society. From water and wastewater to streets and storm sewers, from refuse collection and recycling to parks and playgrounds, from electrical service to street lights: Public Works is always there.
“I feel honored to formally recognize the Wisconsin Rapids Public Works staff, and thank them for their dedicated service to the community,” Joseph M. Terry, P.E. Director of Public Works for the City of Wisconsin Rapids said in a statement. “These men and women work hard – often, in hazardous conditions – to provide the services we all consider so routine and so commonplace that we tend to take them for granted until there is a problem.”
This week, when you turn on a light switch, take a shower, flush the toilet, drive on a street or walk on a sidewalk, take out your garbage or recyclables, or enjoy the mowed lawn in a park, please take a moment to appreciate the people who make these services available.