Every day dedicated professionals across the Department of Public Works take pride in the jobs they do to protect the health, safety and well-being of everyone in the community. We are comprised of a team that designs, builds, refurbishes, replaces, oversees, and maintains a complex combination of above ground and below ground public infrastructure.
CITY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS RELEASES SANITATION DIVISION’S
HOLIDAY, EVENTS, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS CALENDAR (JANUARY-JUNE 2021)
INFORMATION ABOUT RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTER PERMIT STICKERS ALSO INCLUDED
Framingham Public Works to Deploy Two Pink Snow Plows to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, to promote awareness, the Framingham Department of Public Works (DPW) will deploy two pink snow plows.
“Our DPW team typically starts painting and preparing snow plows for the winter in October,” said Blake Lukis, Director of Public Works. “This year, we are proud to promote awareness about the disease in a unique DPW flair by painting two of our plows pink. Our hope is people will see the plows in action this winter and be reminded of the importance of early detection and screening to save lives.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, approximately 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and 2,300 in men. Screening can help detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat.
Look for the pink snowplows around Framingham this winter, take a photo of the plows in action, and tag #FDPWPlowsPink on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to help spread awareness about breast cancer. Every photo of the plows tagged with the above hashtag will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a local Framingham restaurant. Three winners will be selected at the end of the winter.
A pink plow will also be on display at the DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702.
View more information about breast cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, here.
INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY'S MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS?
DID YOU KNOW?
About 50% of the City's roadways were built before World War II. 25% of the current stormwater, water and wastewater infrastructure put in place at that time is now over 70 years old.
The City of Framingham tripled in population during the 25 years after World War II and 50% of the stormwater, water and wastewater systems were installed.
In 2006, the city accelerated the Capital Improvement Program to remedy this situation.