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Carrollton Honors Public Works First Responders

Post Date:05/17/2021 2:16 PM

The City of Carrollton joins the American Public Works Association (APWA) and communities from across the nation to honor those who work in professions that provide and maintain public streets, facilities, and services during National Public Works Week, May 16-22. Public Works plays a vital role in the well-being of the Carrollton community by maintaining and improving the systems and services crucial to the residents’ health, safety, and comfort.

“The City of Carrollton values the role our Public Works’ crews play in keeping this community safe and functioning smoothly, especially during times of crisis,” Public Works Director Jody Byerly said. “The Department’s goals during this celebratory week are to increase public awareness of the crews’ contributions as well as to enlighten the public about the duties, practices, and goals of these public works professionals.”

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This year’s theme “Stronger Together” challenges citizens to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.

Public Works helps maintain a community's strength by working together to provide an infrastructure of services including professionals who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and waste removal as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds. Streets, roads, bridges, and public transportation keep residents linked together from driveway to highway, and clean water and sanitation services keep the City healthy. Public Works provides the togetherness needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services to assure a higher quality of life for the community.

Some of the value in Public Works professionals was demonstrated this past February during the winter storms that limited services for millions across the state. Carrollton Public Works crews worked tirelessly to maintain the roads (plowing approximately 1,623 miles of street lanes and applying 255 yards of sand), spent approximately 93 hours manning lift stations to ensure residents had potable water in their home, and assisted with line shutoffs at residences with frozen or burst pipes.

Let public works friends, neighbors, and service providers know their service to the City of Carrollton is appreciated.

For more information, call 972-466-4291 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/publicworks.

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