A special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that just make life better in Lawrence.
Read about the honorees for the 2011 Only in Lawrence: "About town" category.
What makes the city of Lawrence work? Here are the numbers, averaged out, of services the city provides each week.
- 13.8 — police officers on duty for the midnight shift
- 69.4 — millions of gallons of water distributed by the city
- 81 — number of youth and adult games played
- 184 — classes held at the Nature Center, Aquatic Center and recreation buildings
- 190 — calls for service by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
- 230 — feet of water main replaced
- 319 — miles of streets maintained
- 1,256 — tons of trash collected
- 7,826 — feet of sewer line that is cleaned and inspected
- 14,000 — rides on the T
- 592,829 — dollar amount of sales tax collected
Source: City of Lawrence