More than 200 Public Works professionals from all around North America toured the Waukee Public Works Building on April 26, 2017 to cap off the American Public Works Association’s North American Snow Conference.
Attendees were driven on charter buses to the Waukee Public Works Building from downtown Des Moines, where their conference was held April 23-26. The state-of-the-art, 76,000 square-foot facility opened in June 2011. Prior to this massive capital project, the department was housed in two 5,000 square-foot metal pole buildings. With Waukee’s significant and continued growth, the investment has truly paid off for employees, longevity of equipment and service efficiency to residents.
During the open tour, attendees got to look around the building in the various divisions such as Streets, Gas, Water/WasteWater, Engineering and so on. City of Waukee staff members were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate equipment usage such as the City's sewer jetting camera truck and various vehicle lifts. Neighboring Des Moines Metro cities also showed off snow equipment and more in the back lot behind the building.
The facility was featured in the March 2017 issue of APWA Reporter Magazine. Click here to read all about it.
See some photo highlights from the technical tour!