The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Celebrate National Public Works Week in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON May 5, 2014 – Durham Region residents are invited to participate in celebrations for National Public Works Week (NPWW), May 18 to 24, by attending public events on Saturday, May 24. Join staff of The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department at two event locations, and have fun discovering how public works impacts your life.


Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant
100 Osborne Rd., Courtice

Traffic Operations Centre
101 Consumers Dr., Whitby

(corner of Consumers Drive and Hopkins Street)


Community events will be held in Durham Region to provide residents with a first-hand look at the Region’s facilities and fleet, while also learning about the many services provided by the Works Department.

Activities include: educational displays, children’s activities, face painters and a truck and equipment display.

Glen Pleasance, Water Efficiency Co-ordinator will host a special educational session about water efficiency from noon to 1 p.m. at the Traffic Operations Centre. Learn how to design a beautiful garden that requires less water and less work, and how simple modifications inside the home can help reduce your water bill.


Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to a local food bank, to either of the above event locations.

In addition, from May 23 to 24, public displays will be set up at the Oshawa Centre and Pickering Town Centre to provide residents with more information about services offered by the Region of Durham’s Works Department. For more information, please visit

Also as part of National Public Works Week, Durham Region will be hosting its first-ever Twitter Talk, highlighting the topic of waste management, on May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Follow the hashtag #AskKatherine, and get involved in the conversation by asking waste-related questions during this 30-minute event. Residents can also tweet questions in advance either by using the #AskKatherine hashtag or mentioning @RegionofDurham on Twitter.


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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.