The City of Turlock, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association, will celebrate National Public Works Week from May 20-26 this year. The week serves to recognize those who work in professions that provide and maintain vital infrastructure. An equipment show and refreshments will be served outside of City Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 22, prior to the City Council meeting, where a proclamation will be read to recognize the contributions of public works professionals to the Turlock community.
Public works professionals include those who design, manage, and maintain water, sewer, and storm water systems as well as those responsible for maintaining streets, street lights, traffic signals, public buildings, solid waste collection, public transportation, parks and grounds. They are the people who maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety and comfort. They also provide support and mitigation during natural and man-made disasters and are frequently the first to respond and the last to leave.
National Public Works Week is observed each year in May, in an effort to raise the public's knowledge of public works issues and to increase awareness of the employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
For more information on the event or National Public Works Week, please call the City of Turlock’s Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590 or visit the APWA website at www.APWA.net. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
CONSERVATION TIP #138
Repair irrigation system leaks: When was the last time you actually watched all the sprinklers in action? Are you sure there aren't any geysers coming out of your front yard? Tune up your irrigation system for efficiency. Inspect sprinkler systems regularly for breaks, leaks and correct timers. Check for water in the gutters or mud puddles. More than 50 percent of your water can be lost to leaks with older, out-of-repair systems.