Thursday, May 25, 2017

Public Works Keeps City Ready and Safe for Holiday Weekend (Photo)

PUBLIC WORKS KEEPS CITY READY AND SAFE FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 25th, 2017 4:33 PM
Downloadable file: City of Beaverton public works staff and equipment were onsite at the Beaverton Farmers Market in May for kids to explore and learn about public works as part of National Public Works Week. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- As the community gears up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the City of Beaverton's Public Works Department is making sure everything is safe and ready for residents and visitors.


Kids of all ages can splash in the City Park fountain or backyard sprinklers in this weekend's warm temperatures. The City of Beaverton, which provides water to 75 percent of residents through 276 miles of pipes, just received another high quality water rating from the Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon Health Authority.


The city maintains 311 miles of roads, insuring that travelers and residents alike have clean, well-kept streets for driving, walking, and biking. Regular resurfacing of city roads prevents deterioration and lengthens road lifetimes, which means city streets have to be repaved less often. Traffic signals and signs are responsibly maintained to make travel easy and safe.


The city preserves parks and open spaces for all, from the Hall Creek trail near the Beaverton transit center, to City Park in the heart of the community near the Beaverton City Library.


City equipment and vehicles are maintained by Public Works. The fleet division takes care of hundreds of items, from street sweepers and leaf blowers to police cars, which make it possible for city staff to provide responsible services to residents.


The city is participating in this week's National Public Works Week, as part of the American Public Works Association. Beaverton's Public Works Department provides storm, sewer, street, land, sign and signal, construction, water, transportation, and other services to the city.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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