As the City of Boise commemorates its sesquicentennial in 2013, Public Works has collaborated with United Water, Idaho Power, and the Bureau of Reclamation to celebrate the history, work, and accomplishments of Boise’s infrastructure. This blog will showcase major contributions and historical nuances from each of these organizations. While Boise’s infrastructure reaches far beyond sewers, electricity, water, and irrigation, special emphasis will be placed on these and other basic utilities. As the rest of the sesquicentennial year progresses, we plan on sharing other facets of infrastructure from the different utility/infrastructure organizations which have impacted Boise.
As we celebrate Boise’s first 150 years, it is important to recognize the essentiality of infrastructure. Comforts of the modern era make it difficult to remember what it might have been like for the hearty trailblazers that pioneered Boise. But make no mistake it was their sense of enterprise, resourcefulness with the environment, and dedication to a burgeoning community that laid the foundation of Boise City.
As the year progresses we hope you check back to this blog often and are able to identify the three overarching themes of Boise 150: community, environment, and enterprise. Most importantly though, it is our goal that this celebratory blog not only tell the story of our city’s basic organizational structures and facilities, but to also foster awareness and appreciation of Boise’s infrastructure. We sincerely hope you are able to embrace the past, present, and future of Boise’s infrastructure and witness “A City At Work.”