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Posted on: May 11, 2007

[ARCHIVED] National Public Works Week and National Drinking Water Week Open House

The City of Elgin Public Works Department & the Elgin Water Department will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 19th. The Open House will take place at the Elgin Public Works Department at 1900 Holmes Rd. and at the Elgin Riverside Water Treatment Plant located at 375 W. River Rd., from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Held in honor of National Public Works Week, celebrated May 20th – 26th, and National Drinking Water Week, celebrated May 6th – May 12th , the free event features facility tours, informational displays, the “Touch-A-Truck” Program, refreshments and equipment rides---guaranteed fun for the entire family!

National Public Works Week recognizes the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide many of the basic public services that contribute to the overall quality of life in our communities. “Whether you drive on the more than 300 miles of city streets maintained by the Elgin Public Works Department, take out your trash, visit a local park, or turn on your water facet, public works services play an integral role in our daily lives,” according to John Loete, Elgin’s Public Works Director.

This year’s National Drinking Water Week campaign, “Only Tap Water Delivers”, is designed to promote all of the things that no other water source can provide, such as:
• Fire protection
• Support for the economy
• Quality of life
• Public Health Protection
For more information, please contact the Elgin Public Works Department at (847)697-3160 or the Elgin Water Department at (847)931-6150. Information is also available on the City’s website at

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