Public Works

Public Works crews keep the City moving.  Taking care of approximately 198 km of paved roads and about 43 km of unpaved lanes and streets, the crews clear snow, sand, repair and clean our streets. The crews take care of public parking lots, sidewalks and pedestrian pathways; roadway and surface drainage channels, structures and storm sewers. To ensure traffic moves safely Public Works maintains traffic and pedestrian signals, street lighting, regulatory and information signage.

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. The Infrastructure Planning & Delivery (IPD) department monitors the quality of the water collected at two separate surface watersheds.  The 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.

The Director of Public Works is responsible for the overall operation of the department as well as the day to day operation of the utilities function.  The Public Works Manager looks after the roads, sidewalks, parks, cemeteries, and the collection of residential solid waste.  The Trades Manager oversees the buildings and fleet operation and is responsible for traffic signals, street lights, and roadway, transit, and information signage in the community.

47 full time staff provides the hands-on delivery of service and are supported by two 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

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