It's National Public Works Week across the United States.
This week, and every week, the City of Sanford would like to express its gratitude to its public works professionals for helping to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens.
Facilities and services wouldn't be possible without the dedicated efforts of public works officials, engineers, managers, and employees from state and local government, as well as the private sector.
These are the folks who are responsible for and must plan, design, build, operate, and maintain transportation, water supply, sewage, and refuse disposal systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential to serving our citizens.
And though their work often goes unnoticed, public works professionals are usually first responders to emergencies. For example, if a storm knocks down trees and power lines, your public works department moves them so that rescue workers can get past.
So when you encounter public works professionals this week, feel free to thank them for all of their hard work!