Celebrate Public Works Week!

Public Works contributes to advancing and enhancing our quality of life, no matter where we live in the world. Public Works professionals provide essential services that lead to healthier, happier, more vibrant communities.

During National Public Works Week (May 19-25, 2024), let's acknowledge and honor their relentless dedication and often unseen contributions as they:  

  • Respond to emergencies and natural disasters such as winter weather events, wind storms, earthquakes, and floods,
  • Deliver clean, safe and reliable drinking water to our taps,
  • Keep the street lights on and oversee our transportation system,
  • Preserve the aesthetics of our beautiful medians and public spaces,
  • Ensure the proper functioning of our sanitation and sewer system,
  • Keep our streets clear through regular sweeping,
  • Manage our stormwater system,
  • Maintain our fleet of vehicles,
  • Provide survey and mapping services,
  • Design and build pathways, sidewalks, roads, pipes, and pump stations, and
  • Keep our residents informed about City issues and events.

Advancing Quality of Life for All

Take a few minutes to go behind-the-scenes with four Lake Oswego Public Works staff members. Learn how our Public Works team is advancing quality of life, public health, and well-being for everyone in our community:

Get Involved!

Take a tour of the Water Treatment Plant

To celebrate Public Works Week, we are kick-starting public tours at the state-of-the-art Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Treatment Plant, located in West Linn! Tours will take approximately 1 ½ hours and are limited to 15 people per tour. Click here to sign up! 

Library Activities

The LO Public Library is also celebrating Public Works Week with the following activities and events!

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