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National Public Works Week (NPWW)

NPWW celebrates and honors the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the unsung heroes of our society -the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

The City of San Diego is proud to highlight its efforts in "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" through infrastructure improvements and environmental sustainability. This includes planning, building, operating and managing the necessities of our local community as well as implementing environmentally conscious programs to ensure the availability of our natural resources for generations to come.

You can be a part of the celebration too!

National Public Works Week Videos

Video Capture of Mayor Faulconer Public Works Video Video Capture of Environmental Services Public Works Video Video Capture of Library Public Works Video

Video Capture of Public Utilities Public Works Video Video Capture of Public Works Video

Calendar of Events

  • May 1 - May 30, Central Library Public Works Week Display
    Display at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. (619) 236-5800

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  • May 8 - May 29: Free Tours
    Sign up now for a free tour of the North City Water Reclamation Plant and learn about the Water Purification Demonstration Project, Pure Water San Diego Program, and how we protect public health and San Diego's unique environment. Reservations are first-come, first-serve and depend on staff availability.


  • May 18 - May 24: NPWW Public Service Announcements
    City TV will highlight NPPW by airing five different public service announcement videos.


  • May 20: City Public Works Proclamation
    Come see the Mayor and City Council officially proclaim the City of San Diego's celebration of National Public Works Week and join remarkable public works professionals in accepting their well deserved recognition.

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For more information regarding the City's celebration of Public Works Week,
email engineering@sandiego.gov.