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Technical Tour


City of Waukee Public Works Operations & Regional Salt Storage Facility Technical Tour

Wednesday, April 26
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


There is one technical tour this year, and it will go to two facilities.

City of Waukee Public Works

Waukee is a very fast-growing community that has seen a population increase from 5,126 in 2000 to about 20,000 in 2016. This new facility was built to accommodate the growing community's needs. The facility is approximately 76,000 square feet, of which 64,000 square feet is dedicated to operations, and the remaining is administration. It houses Streets, Water/Sewer, Gas, GIS, Engineering, Stormwater, and Fleet departments. This building was built to meet LEED standards and was constructed with expansion in mind.

The theme of the Waukee portion of the tour is "The Snow Progress Show.”  City of Waukee staff will be stationed throughout the building to discuss their operations, equipment, and challenges and to answer questions.   In addition to Waukee’s equipment, other Des Moines area agencies will also have their equipment on display with their operators available to discuss their operations and equipment.

Regional Salt Storage

The regional salt storage facility is an example of collaboration at its finest. This facility was constructed to store bulk road salt for several municipalities in the metro and surrounding area. The facility is now 10+ years old, and a solid waste transfer station has also been constructed on the site. Come see how this site functions as both a transfer station and a salt storage facility.

Technical Tour Transportation

Buses will depart from these hotel locations at 8:00 a.m., and return to hotels by 12:00 noon. For Embassy Suites and Staybridge Suites guests:  Bus will pick up at Residence Inn first, then come to Embassy Suites.

Hotel Pickup Locations:
Marriott – 7th Street side 
Embassy Suites – front drive (bus will pick up first at Residence Inn, then come to Embassy)
Holiday Inn – 7th Street side
Hampton Inn – at the Residence Inn front drive
Residence Inn – front drive
Staybridge Suites – at the Embassy Suites front drive
 

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