The week of May 21-27, 2023, marks the 63rd National Public Works Week as recognized by the American Public Works Association. This year’s theme is “Connecting the World Through Public Service” and focuses on how public works connects us all through infrastructure, service, and enhancing the quality of life in the communities these professionals serve. The City of Coppell is celebrating by bringing Coppell residents behind the scenes on social media to show all that the Coppell Public Works department does to keep Coppell moving and connected.
Coppell Public Works keeps the community connected to reliable utilities, healthy drinking water, and safe streets to move people, bikes, cars, and goods throughout the city. The department consists of approximately 55 full-time employees that maintain roughly 205 miles of water lines, 174 miles of sewer lines, 3.1 billion gallons of water, and more than twenty-five million square feet of streets.
For more than 10 years, the fleet of vehicles and equipment, which is maintained by the Coppell Public Works department, has ranked among the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas. Further, the Utility Operations division has been integral in achieving and maintaining the City of Coppell’s Superior Water Supply rating, the highest rating by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for public water quality.
The City will feature the Coppell Public Works department’s contributions to residents on Facebook (@cityofcoppell), Instagram (@cityofcoppelltx), and Twitter (@CityofCoppell). There will also be a “Public Works Storytime” program at Cozby Library & Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Rd., Coppell, on Wednesday, May 24, from 10:15 am – 11 am. Attendees will have the opportunity to check out Public Works equipment in the library parking lot after storytime.
To learn more about National Public Works Week, visit npww.apwa.net. To view all ways to stay connected with the City of Coppell, visit coppelltx.gov/connect.