The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week since 1960. The purpose of this week is to energize and educate the public on the importance of Public Works to our daily lives. Our Mayor and Governor have marked the occasion with Proclamations declaring the week of May 21 – 27, 2017 as Public Works Week.
In Boulder City, Public Works efforts include designing, building, managing and operating the heart of our community. When the alarm goes off at 5 AM, we expect our light switches to work and our showers to dispense clean, safe water. When we dispose of wastewater we rest assured Public Works professionals will treat the water to a quality that meets or exceeds all environmental standards before returning the water to nature. But our expectations do not stop there and neither does the services provided by the men and women of the Public Works Department. We expect safe roadways and sidewalks for our journeys to work and school. We expect the City buildings we enter to provide a safe atmosphere and we expect nothing less than the best parks in Nevada.
This year’s National Public Works Week theme is “Public Works Connects Us”. This theme celebrates the vital role Public Works plays in connecting us all together. Public Works improves the quality and services of infrastructure, providing a higher quality of life for communities. Public streets connect us while well maintained utilities keep us healthy and allow the community to grow and prosper. Every day Public Works continuously works to “strengthen the bond that keeps us all connected”.
The Public Works Department of the City of Boulder City manages all aspects of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City of Boulder City and provides development services for all private construction projects.
Top Quality Maintenance
We maintain top quality facilities such as:
Flood control facilities
Parks and Landscaping
Sewer collection and treatment facilities
Water distribution system
Business Agreements & Professional Representation
In addition, the Public Works Department is responsible for managing numerous other city items, including the municipal cemetery, refuse collection and disposal, and many of the city's agreements with local business operations such as gravel pits and power plants. The Public Works Department professionally represents Boulder City at the Southern Nevada Water Authority meetings, Regional Transportation Commission meetings, and Flood Control District meetings.
Title VI Compliance
The Boulder City Public Works Department is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent related regulations and directives. Public Works assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any service, program or activity.
Public Works also makes every effort to prevent discrimination on minority and low-income populations.