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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