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Public Works

Public Works

24 Hour Emergency Number is 250-546-3023 

This will take you to City Hall during business hours and to an answering service during off hours. The answering service will relay your message to our Public Works crew.


Winter Reminders

The City of Armstrong asks residents to remember the following as we
move into winter:

  • Residential Street Parking: City bylaws do not permit parking on any city streets during a snowfall. Only after snowplowing, sanding and de-icing activities are completed can allowable on-street parking resume. First violations will be subject to a warning notice; repeat violations may be subject to your vehicle being towed at your expense or a fi ne of $100.00.
  • Snow Removal: It is against City bylaws to take the snow from your driveway or sidewalk and push it onto the public portion of the roadway. The extra piles of snow can create a driving hazard for passing motorists. City bylaws require residents to remove snow and ice from building roof sections or awnings that are adjacent to a street or sidewalk and could pose a hazard to the public.
  • Placement of Garbage & Recycling Containers: Please place your garbage and recycling containers off the street or sidewalk in order to allow the City to clear snow from streets and sidewalks.

Thank you for your cooperation this winter.


Fall Pruning & Yard Waste Pickup

Delayed due to snowfall and associated snow clearing activities. 

We are delayed until at least November 14, 2017.

Material must be out at the curb before 7:00 a.m.

Bundled Prunings Pickup

  • Prunings must be tied in bundles with string (no wire of any kind)
  • Bundle size must be manageable
  • Bundles are to be stacked parallel to the street, away from other objects, for ease of pick-up
  • Maximum diameter of pruning = 4 inches
  • Maximum length of pruning = 6 feet
  • No roots or dirt in the bundle
  • Prunings with thorns are to be bundled separately

Bagged Organics Pickup

  • Garden waste such as leaves, needles, clippings, and other material that cannot be bundled
  • Must be in see through plastic bags.  Any other types of bags or boxes will not be picked up
  • No loose material will be picked up
  • Maximum weight of bag = 50 pounds
  • Bags to be placed at the curb and away from bundled prunings
  • Leaves are not to be raked on to street

Materials that don’t meet the above requirements will not be picked up.

There is a year round free residential yard waste drop off at all Regional Recycling and Disposal Facilities. Contact the Regional District of North Okanagan for more information: 250-550-3700, or visit their website at www.rdno.ca.


The Public Works Department provides a large number of services to our community as listed briefly below:

Roads and Streets

Plan and coordinate the annual road, sidewalk and drainage construction projects

Ensuring that our roads are maintained by repairing pot holes, painting traffic lines and maintaining traffic and directional signage

  • Mow and maintain boulevards and City owned property
  • Landscaping maintenance around public buildings and boulevards
  • Drainage
  • Snow-plowing, sanding and driveway clearing during the winter season
  • Street sweeping

Sidewalks

  • Install new sidewalks
  • Maintain existing sidewalks
  • Clear the snow during the winter season
  • Clear the sand at the end of the winter season

Street Lights

  • Make sure that street lights are installed in new subdivision and that existing streetlights are working properly
  • You can report non-working street lights by emailing info@cityofarmstrong.bc.ca or by calling City Hall at 250-546-3023.

Water Supply

  • Ensure that we have clean and safe water
  • Maintain the distributions lines that supply you with that water
  • Look after our various water sources

Sewer Service

  • Maintain the pipes that collect sewer or wastewater
  • Proper treatment of wastewater
  • Provide treated wastewater to users of our effluent irrigation project

Shop and Vehicles

  • Maintain City owned property and vehicles


Quick Links:

Okanagan Basin Water Board: Sewage Facilities Grants

Property Damage Information Pamphlet

BC One Call