Fishers’ Public Works awarded

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The Fishers Dept. of Public Works was recently awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association Accreditation. Fishers is the first community in Indiana to become accredited. Fishers DPW received the award from APWA Region VI Board Member and Public Works Director, Chuck Williams, during last week’s Fishers Town Council meeting.

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a nonprofit, international organization of more than 28, 500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters in North America.

“The Fishers Dept. of Public Works is highly dedicated to providing the essential and vital services that affect the daily lives of Fishers residents,” stated Fishers Town Manager Scott Fadness. “Their hard work in obtaining the APWA accreditation indicates their commitment to continuous improvement and self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices.”

Fishers DPW has five main areas of responsibility that were judged by APWA: the city’s 340 center lane miles of roads and associated right-of-way, the waste water treatment plant that averages 6.2 million gallons per day, and 1,300 acres of parks and school grounds.

“The Fishers Dept. of Public Works has completed their accreditation assessment successfully, and I commend their commitment to the detailed review of policies and procedures to qualify,” APWA Credentialing Director Ann Daniels stated.

Fishers DPW also partners with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation to handle all of their grounds maintenance and snow removal, Hamilton East Public Library Fishers Branch for their grounds maintenance and Fall Creek Township for their grounds and cemetery maintenance.

For more information about the Fishers Dept. of Public Works, visit www.fishers.in.us or follow them on Twitter @FishersDPW.


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