This year, Public Works Week is May 15 to 21. The "Ready & Resilient" theme highlights the ability of public works professionals to perform regular duties and be ready at a moment's notice to react as first responders during natural disasters and overcome trials seen in the field.

Public works superheroes help keep communities strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management. They are what make our communities great places to live and work. So, join us in celebrating these superheroes!

From May 16 to May 19, check out the City of Kitchener’s Instagram story (@CityofKitchener) to take part in some trivia and learn some fun facts. You can also visit the City of Kitchener’s Facebook page to enter for a chance to win one of our great prizes including a rain barrel, golf and swim passes, a Kitchener Market voucher, and a beautiful planter created by the City’s horticulture team. For full contest details, visit

Public works professionals are everywhere, working day, night and in any weather for you and your family. For more information and to meet some of the City of Kitchener public works team, visit