Residents invited to tour public works yard

District event held in conjunction with Local Government Awareness Week, May 18 to 24.

  • May. 21, 2014 8:00 p.m.

You see them out and about in orange vest and overalls, mowing the lawn, watering flowers, fixing roads and building trails, but there is so much more to public works in the District of Sicamous than meets the eye.

“A real common question we get is ‘what goes on at the district?’” says Darrell Symbaluk, public works supervisor. “Not only does a lot happen behind the scenes, but a lot happens in various locations throughout the district, especially in the public works yard.”

The District of Sicamous is inviting the public to come and see what keeps the town functioning at the public works open house on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Find out how the water gets to your tap, and what happens when you flush your toilet.

All residents are welcome to visit the public works facility at 1450 Solsqua Rd., meet the staff and take a tour of the works yard.

A complimentary hot dog lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Local Government Awareness Week (LGAW) to take place May 18-24, in conjunction with National Public Works Week.