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National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week

We’re celebrating National Public Works Week (May 21-May 27) by recognizing the hardworking public works professionals who dedicate their careers to improving the City of Freeport. The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the City’s 210+ miles of roadway, maintaining vehicles and equipment, collecting leaves, plowing snow, maintaining the City cemetery, providing animal control, and maintaining and operating the City’s Water & Wastewater Utility. Public Works employees work tirelessly behind the scenes, often under challenging conditions, and demonstrate their commitment to service every day.

In 2022, the City’s Public Works Department:

  • Resurfaced 5 miles of City roads
  • Mowed 1,945 acres of grass
  • Plowed 8,400 miles of City streets
  • Swept and collected 576 tons of debris from roadways
  • Collected 1.3 MILLION tons of leaves
  • Removed 51 dead and dangerous trees in the City’s right-of-way
  • Replaced 900 failed Water Meter Interface Units
  • Repaired 10 broken fire hydrants
  • Treated 1.49 BILLION gallons of wastewater
  • Reduced & saved 3.9 million gallons of water
  • Produced 847 million gallons of safe drinking water

Freeport’s Public Works Department consists of a Forestry & Cemetery Division, Street Division, Water & Sewer Division, Public Works Dispatch, and Environmental & Regulatory Compliance.

Pictured: 2023 Wastewater Utility Employees

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