Public Works crews keep the City moving.
Approximately 8,300 water services are maintained to residences across the City as well as 1,054 business and 49 industrial services. Public Works crews maintain, repair and replace the in-ground pipes delivering this essential service; maintain a diversion structure, surface water reservoir, disinfection facilities and feed lines.
Day to day operations, maintenance and repairs to the City’s water and sewer infrastructure is the responsibility of Public Works.
Infrastructure Planning & Delivery (IPD), a division within the Public Works department is responsible for the City's overall asset management. Staff undertake all the water quality and planning-related activities required to look after the City’s water and sewer system and watershed. This department also maintains the City’s GIS and mapping services and looks after project management for major municipal-related construction projects and infrastructure work including capital roads planning and construction oversight.
The IPD department monitors the quality of the water collected at two separate surface watersheds. Instrumentation installed in the Gold Creek and Joseph Creek watersheds and at a diversion structure south of the City’s Phillips Reservoir provides continuous on-line monitoring of surface water quality and flows from these valuable water sources. The equipment also monitors the apportionment of surface waters directed into the reservoir and into Joseph Creek that flows through Cranbrook. The monitoring equipment measures conductivity, turbidity and temperature from each of the two watersheds and records flow from the Gold Creek pipeline.
IPD also monitors and manages the planning and operations of the spray irrigation property.
Public Works also keep the City clean and attractive. Crews collect residential solid waste and trash from public areas.
The City’s energy management program works to find efficiencies and savings in the municipality’s corporate use of electricity, natural gas and other energy sources.
City Hall, our Arenas, the Public Works yard, Fire Stations and numerous small public buildings are maintained by Public Works personnel, directly and by contract, providing janitorial services, security, heat/ventilation/air conditioning services, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, roofing, flooring, lighting and glazing.
To keep all of these services on the move our crews maintain, service and repair the City’s fleet of vehicles and apparatus.
Public Works is responsible for the overall operation and the day to day operation of the utilities function. The department also looks after the roads, sidewalks, parks, cemeteries, and the collection of residential solid waste, oversees the buildings and fleet operation and is responsible for traffic signals, street lights, and roadway, transit, and information signage in the community.
Over 50 full time staff provides the hands-on delivery of service and are supported by three administrative positions. During summer, a crew of 15 students is brought on to maintain the large area of parks, playfields and green space in the community.
Mailing Address: Public Works
Cranbrook City Hall
40 - 10th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8