Commissioners Proclaim May 21-27, 2023
National Public Works Week in Spokane County
At their regularly scheduled public meeting yesterday, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners unanimously proclaimed the week of May 21-27, 2023, as National Public Works Week in Spokane County and in partnership with the American Public Works Association.
Commissioner Al French read the proclamation that highlighted the county’s Public Works Department:
- More than 5,100 lane miles of paved and unpaved roads (largest county road system in the State of Washington).
- 155 bridges, 7 maintenance facilities, four road districts and thousands of stormwater facilities.
- Award-winning, state-of-the art Water Reclamation Facility and Water Resource Center that provides educational outreach to hundreds of students.
- 665 miles of gravity wastewater collection pipes, 37 miles of force mains, 34 pumping stations, and more than 14,000 manholes.
- Regional Solid Waste System serving eleven participating jurisdictions and the unincorporated areas of Spokane County with disposal, recycling and educational services.
While accepting the proclamation, Public Works Senior Director Kyle Twohig commented that every week should be Public Works Week. “We are committed to serving the people of Spokane County. Our daily focus is on the infrastructure, facilities and services that are critical to the public health and well-being of the people of Spokane County,” Twohig said.
For more information about Spokane County Public Works, go to www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks or visit the American Public Works Association website at www.apwa.net.
Spokane County Public Works
The mission of Spokane County Public Works is to provide our citizens and the traveling public with safe and maintained roads, bridges and stormwater facilities through efficient and quality Operations, Construction, Engineering and Planning services.
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