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Public Works Week

Public Works Week is an annual event focused on highlighting the importance of public works in Meridian. The theme for this year is "Advancing Quality of Life for All," which emphasizes public works' role in creating and maintaining infrastructure that promotes a better quality of life for all.


Public Works Week Expo

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | City Hall Plaza

Public Works Week Expo is a free, family-friendly event at City Hall Plaza that celebrates the contributions of Meridian's Public Works professionals and educates the community about their essential role in infrastructure maintenance and service. Expo features exhibits, demonstrations, and educational activities, providing a chance to learn about the Department's services, including water and wastewater management, environmental programs, recycling, and trash collection and disposal.


Did we mention there will be free hot dogs and popcorn? 

Meridian City Public Works Department mascot, Hydro. Water droplet costume with large eyes and smile.
Drone shot overview of kids playing in the fire hydrant demo water
High up view of Public Works Week Expo. People, buildings, trash tucks, and other large equipment.

Expo FAQ

Yes! There are lots of kid-friendly activities. Even the adults have fun!

There will be several different demonstrations, such as the popular fire hydrant demo, hands-on learning activities, big vehicles to explore, information booths from our partner agencies, and more.

Both - Expo is mostly outside but also features some informative and fun indoor booths and interactive activities.

Well, it has been known to rain briefly at Public Works Week Expo. But other than that, no, unless you find yourself playing in the water released during a hydrant demo, and then who could blame you?

Yes, simply get a comment card at the Welcome booth, check out the Expo, then fill out and bring back your completed comment card to be entered into the drawings. There will be several drawings throughout the event and you do not need to be present to win.

Go with the Flow Facilities Tour

Thursday, May 23 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Start and end at City Hall

To wrap up Public Works Week, the Public Works Department will host a free Go with the Flow Facilities Tour.

This is a chartered bus tour where community members can sign up to visit several City facilities such as the Water Tower, a Lift Station, and the Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility. This guided tour helps educate community members about the services provided by the Department while seeing it up close and in action. It's like being part of an educational documentary.

Oh, and did we mention it comes with a boxed dinner? It does! Options are shown during reservation. 

Please note: Reservations are required, space is limited, attendees must be 13 years of age or older, and there is a lot of walking and stairs on the tour. 

Republic Serivces Logo with phrase, "Sustainability in Action" written underneath in dark blue

Tour sponsored by Republic Services

People stepping into the Meridian Water Tower on the Go with the Flow Facilities Tour
People inside a City of Meridian Lift Station on the Go with the Flow Facilities Tour
Hydrant demo on the Go with the Flow Facilities Tour
People walking around at the City of Meridian Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility on the Go with the Flow Tour

Tour FAQ

Closed-toe, sturdy shoes are required and comfortable clothes are recommended.

Note: all personal possessions will be locked in the bus during stops.

This is mainly a walking tour and includes steep stairs, uneven ground, lots of standing, varying light levels, unforeseen terrain, and possible odorous conditions. Be prepared to walk a lot and keep up with the group.

Yes, reservations are required. You will also be expected to agree with a liability waiver for you and any children (13 years and older) that may be attending with you.

Yes, reservations are limited so if the tour fills up as in years past, there will be a waiting list. Details on Eventbrite.


33. E. Broadway Ave.
Suites 200 & 204
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM


Water: 208-888-5242
Wastewater/Sewer: 208-888-2191

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