we turn on the faucet and clean, safe water comes out,
we flick the switch and the lights come on,
we cook food over a gas-powered flame,
our waste just goes away,
we drive on paved streets,
the traffic lights work,
the air we breathe is even cleaner than it used to be,
and our cellphones have service.
This is all possible thanks to the skills and commitment of the people who build, operate and maintain our public works. May 19-25 is National Public Works Week, and Helix Water District would like to say thank you to our own employees, to SDG&E and to the public works departments and crews at the County of San Diego and the cities Helix serves – La Mesa, Lemon Grove and El Cajon.