It’s National Public Works Week! In the City of Portage la Prairie, public works is handled by our Operations Department. They maintain the City’s infrastructure – roads, drainage, water, sewer, boulevard trees, parks, Crescent Lake, playgrounds, sidewalks and paths, City buildings, and cemeteries. They also provide services such as water supply, sewage treatment, snow clearing, street sweeping, and garbage and recyclable materials collection.
Public Works can be found all around you. Next time you go for a drive, ride on a bike trail, relax in a city park, stop to smell the flowers, enjoy a glass of water, flush the toilet, or have your garbage or recycling collected, remember – it’s all thanks to public works! Communities depend on public works, and the men and women of the profession are always there and always ready.