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Public Works Open House

Public Works open house draws record crowd

From neighborhood roads and sidewalks to tap water, chances are your day begins and ends using services from Public Works. The department maintains Bloomington streets, water quality and much more.

During the open house held in May, more than 800 visitors got a chance to see what Public Works does firsthand. From floor to ceiling, indoors and outdoors, the event displayed the essential quality-of-life services Public Works provides. Think boom trucks, snowplows, traffic signals, pro-grade mowers and fire hydrants, to name a few. Highlights included an excavator demonstration, snowplow, tractor and sweeper rides, Utility mini-golf and family water plant tours.

“It’s great to see more and more residents showing up every year,” Civil Engineer Amy Marohn said. “The open house gives Public Works employees the opportunity to connect with the people we serve year-round and teach them about what we do.”

See a video about the event at or find more information at or call 952-563-8760.