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Public Works Fact Sheets

These APWA and CPWA Fact Sheets provide helpful information about public works topic areas in an easy-to-read PDF format.

The Pothole Fact Sheet includes information about the origin of the term "pothole," what causes them, how they are repaired, and pothole prevention.

APWA “Behind the Storm – The Crucial Role of Public Works in Winter Storm Fighting” Fact Sheet details the responsible municipal and regional agencies procedures and plans for winter storms and emergencies, as well as snow and ice control strategies and tactics.

APWA's "Brine Fact Sheet" defines salt brine, anti-icing and deicing.

“The Essential Role of Public Works in Emergency Management” Fact Sheet identifies the First Responders who respond to both manmade and natural disasters, including public works agencies, who take a comprehensive and collaborative role with other service providers such as police, fire, and medical services, regarding the scope, management activities and agency interaction required for the many aspects of disaster response. A Canadian version is also available.

The APWA At-A-Glance Fact Sheet details many of the APWA organization key features, including membership, online tools, education and credentialing programs, as well as advocacy, Reporter magazine and Center for Sustainability information.

The CPWA Fact Sheet summarizes Canadian Public Works Association membership, chapters, and the association's advocacy and outreach efforts.