Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 16, 2024) - Hillsborough County celebrates the start of National Public Works Week from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, by inviting residents to explore our fleet, services, and job opportunities.

Hosted at the County's West Service Unit, 9805 Sheldon Rd., Tampa, FL 33635, everyone can enjoy this family-friendly event, which includes crafts, games, food, and the opportunity for visitors to touch the trucks and equipment that help keep the county clean and safe. There will be several different County vehicles on display, including an airboat, jet vac, walking excavator, industrial mowing tractor, garbage trucks, and more.

The morning also will include County representatives from Solid Waste, Water Resources, the Recycling Team, Parks & Recreation, and Mosquito Management with a free mosquito fish giveaway.

Human Resources team members also will attend and share available County job opportunities and do on-the-spot job interviews.

What: Public Service Day Celebration
Where: West Service Unit, 9805 Sheldon Rd., Tampa, FL 33635
When: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18

National Public Works Week, which takes place from May 19 to May 25, celebrates the working people who play an integral part in the everyday lives of county residents by providing streets, water, sewers, mosquito control, traffic engineering and maintenance, public buildings, and solid waste collection and disposal. The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week since 1960. This year's theme is "Advancing the Quality of Life for All."

Hillsborough County Public Works has built and maintains:

  • Over 7,400 traffic-lane miles, 570 traffic signals, and 279 bridges
  • 41,545 drainage structures and 1,400 miles of stormwater pipes

Every day, Water Resources:

  • Supplies more than 71 million gallons of drinking water
  • Treats 45 million gallons of wastewater and distributes 29 million gallons of reclaimed water

Conservation & Environmental Lands Management:

  • Oversees 84,000 acres of park and preserve lands
  • Serves over 2.8 million park and preserve visitors annually

Solid Waste:

  • Processed over 1.1 million tons of municipal, commercial, and residential waste in 2023 and
  • Converted more than 500,000 tons of solid waste to energy, generating enough energy to power up to 23,000 households

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