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June 1, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831
Rock Krzycki, Watershed Management, 402-441-4959

Mayor Invites Public to Fourth Waterfest, Public Works Day at Holmes Lake

The City's fourth Waterfest Saturday, June 9 will include a celebration of Public Works Day. The fun and free events planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Holmes Lake Park include music from PANgea, fishing, canoeing, educational exhibits, free refreshments and prizes (while they last).

"Waterfest is an opportunity for those who live, work and play in Lincoln to have fun and learn what they can do to reduce and prevent pollutants from getting into our water resources," said Mayor Chris Beutler. "We all have a role to play in improving water quality by installing rain gardens and rain barrels, picking up pet waste, fixing auto oil leaks and using lawn chemicals responsibly."

The Mayor said adding Public Works Day to Waterfest will help to educate the public about the many services the City's Public Works and Utilities Department provides "from first brush to last flush." Public Works Day will give the public an up close look at some of the Department's large equipment, such as a street sweeper, a storm sewer cleaning truck, a combination sander, a truck equipped with a remote camera to view inside pipes, and a boom truck.

The City's partners in Waterfest include the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Other sponsors are Olsson Associates; JEO Consulting Group; the Lincoln Parks Foundation; Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln; Nebraska Concrete and Aggregates Association; EA Engineering, Science and Technology; American Classifieds; Culligan of Lincoln; and the American Red Cross.

More information about Waterfest and Public Works Day is available at (keyword: waterfest).

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