Public Works Expo
The City of Lewiston partners with other public agencies in the region in cooperation with the American Public Works Association to celebrate Public Works Day every year with an Expo at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. The Expo is intended to increase awareness of Public Works' responsibilities and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience a variety of fun activities related to what Public Works is all about.
Public Works Day focuses on acquainting the LC Valley to professional opportunities in a growing field, help citizens learn how daily activities affect the environment, and offer information on the many services provided by the region's Public Works departments. This Expo is part of a nationwide observance honoring leaders in Public Works and is held annually in the Spring. While the event's activities are geared toward kindergarten through third grade students, all are welcome!
Please join us for this the 2023 Public Works Expo on Thursday, May 25 from 9am to 2pm at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds!
2022 Public Works Expo – Stormwater (JPG)
Engineering Technician, Kaydie Haug, shows students how rainwater flows on streets and enters underground stormwater infrastructure.
2022 Public Works Expo – 811 Booth (JPG)
Kris Dugger, Construction Coordinator, educates students on what various spray paint colors can mean when you find them in your front yard.
2022 Public Works Expo – City of Clarkston Video Inspection (JPG)
City of Clarkston staff show students how video inspections of a utility line are conducted.
2022 Public Works Expo – Traffic Services (JPG)
Traffic Services educates students on the meaning of traffic signals and roadway signage with a fun maze.
2022 Public Works Expo – GIS Station; Maps (JPG)
The Geographic Information System (GIS) station where students used maps to locate their school, favorite park, and favorite restaurant.
2022 Public Works Expo – Pretreatment (JPG)
Pretreatment staff show students how food waste and grease impacts wastewater lines.
2022 Public Works Expo – Sanitation (JPG)
Rob Brown, Transfer Station Supervisor, and Sean McCabe, Sunshine Disposal & Recycling, provide students with information about proper handling of garbage, recyclables, and yard waste.
2022 Public Works Expo – “Only Rain Down the Drain” Station (JPG)
Joe Kaufman, City of Lewiston Stormwater-Wastewater Engineer, and Jeff Wimer, Asotin County Regional Stormwater Coordinator, provide students with information from the “Only Rain Down the Drain” educational campaign.
2022 Public Works Expo – Wastewater Treatment Plant (JPG)
Nate Smith, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor, and Kyle Rose, Wastewater Plant Operator, show students the process of water which gets pulled from the river and then goes back to the river.
2022 Public Works Expo - Entrance (JPG)
Kindergarten through third grade students line up after receiving a safety vest, safety helmet, and bag.
2022 Public Works Expo – Collection’s jet cleaning demo (JPG)
Wastewater Collection staff demonstrate how jet cleaning can create quite a mess if the proper equipment isn’t installed in your home.
2022 Public Works Expo – Engineering & Surveying (JPG)
Engineering staff show students the various equipment they use when in the field to collect and record data.
2022 Public Works Expo – Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department (JPG)
Members of the Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department speak with students about pieces of equipment they use to provide roadway maintenance.
2022 Public Works Expo – GIS Station; Elevation Map (JPG)
Intern McKenzie Bowey guides students through an interactive display which maps elevation in real time on a computer.