Whether it's our roads and bridges, the water flowing to our faucets or the neighborhoods we maintain – the services we provide connect us and bring a higher quality of life to our communities. For National Public Works Week, and its theme, “Public Works Connects Us," Sacramento County acknowledges employees and is a chance to spotlight the many County employees who deliver these services:
- Road and bridge planning, construction and maintenance
- Water supply and drainage
- Curbside waste pickup, recycling, and operation of Kiefer Landfill and North Area Recovery Station
- Engineering and building permits
- Code enforcement
- Management and inspection of County construction projects
"It is important to highlight these vital County services and the importance of public works employees who contribute greatly to the success of our region," said Michael Penrose, Deputy County Executive.
Development and Code Services is newly formed office that includes building inspection, code enforcement, County engineering and construction management services.
Transportation plans, operates and maintains the transportation network that serves the County's unincorporated area and continually works to address community transportation needs with projects to improve the County system of roadways and bridges.
Waste Management and Recycling handles the collection of materials from the unincorporated areas for more than 150,000 Sacramento County customers, and operates the North Area Recovery Station and Kiefer Landfill. The department has award-winning services, facilities and programs, while being stewards of the environment.
Water Resources provides drainage, flood control, stormwater management through the Sacramento County Stormwater Utility, and water supply services to more than 50,000 customers in various service areas of unincorporated area and the Cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, and Rancho Cordova through the Sacramento County Water Agency. The department participates in regional water supply planning; and offers customer education on water conservation, flood preparedness and stormwater quality.
Sacramento County's Public Works and Infrastructure employees are a dedicated group working to plan, maintain, and ensure services contribute to a higher quality of life in our communities. Next time you see one of these everyday heroes consider their contributions in our communities.