There were 155 Grades 4 and 5 students and nine teachers from Irvine, Seven Persons, Schuler and Ralston Schools who experienced a day in a life of Cypress County’s public works department on May 23.
The third annual Public Works Day saw students walk through 11 stations with county staff including a road oiling demo, a waster transfer site tour, sign truck demo, wood chipping demo, a culvert installation, road grading,equipment displays, mechanics truck demo, agriculture display, WSP demo and utilities demo.
“The county uses this day to energize and educate students and the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives by planning, building, maintaining and operating at the heart of their community to improve and sustain everyday quality of life to the county and its residents,” said Curtis Richter, the county’s director of public works.
The county began participating in the National Public Works Week in 2016.
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