DURHAM: From May 17th to 23rd, Durham Region will celebrate National Public Works Week by recognizing the essential services of public works and the Region’s Works Department. This year, Durham Region will encourage residents to learn more about the role that public works plays in their day-to-day lives through virtual tours of Regional facilities and videos of public works staff in action by visiting durham.ca/NPWW. They also invite the community to take part in sharing their appreciation for Durham Works on social media using #DurhamStrong. As a family-fun activity, residents can also take part by colouring a special #StayHome public works page, which can be found at durham.ca/StayHome. Be sure to share completed pages on Facebook or Twitter by tagging the Region of Durham and use the hashtag #DurhamStrong, or emailing them to DurhamStrong@durham.ca. “This year more than ever we’ve seen just how important public works is in providing us with a wide range of essential services we use every day. It is thanks to public works that our residents are able to stay home, work-from-home and operate business during COVID-19. From providing clean drinking water, to collecting waste at the curbside, to maintaining our Regional Roads. Public works is there to keep our communities operating smoothly and safely even during a pandemic,” says Susan Siopis. “And there’s still so much more to public works hidden behind the scenes or even under the ground! We hope our residents will take the time to learn more about the many services public works provides.” said Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works, Region of Durham. To learn more about the Works Department, visit durham.ca/Works.