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Public Works

Public Works Spring Activities

Hydrant Maintenance

Hydrant Maintenance will be postponed due to the current flooding situations.  If you have any concerns, please contact City Hall 250-546-3023. 

Street Sweeping 

Spring street sweeping will be commencing on City roads during March 2017. Residents are reminded that: 

  • Parking on residential streets while sweeping is occurring is not permitted. First violations will be subject to a warning notice; repeat violations may be subject to your vehicle being towed at your expense or a fine of $100.00.
  • Sweeping dirt and gravel onto the road after the sweeper has been by is not permitted.
  • Please ensure that garbage and recycling containers are placed off the street to allow for effective cleaning of the street.

Spring Pruning & Yard Waste Pickup - Completed

Spring Pruning and Yard Waste Pickup is complete for this year.  We will be around again in the fall to collect yard waste at that time. 

The Regional Recycling and Disposal Facilities will be accepting compostable material year-round for free. Contact the Regional District of North Okanagan for more information at (250) 550-3700, or visit their website

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.


Province of British Columbia
Pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act the following load restrictions will be imposed, on the following Provincial Highways and Roads until further notice:
(Vernon, Lumby, Cherryville, Enderby, Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Falkland, Chase, Celista)

Effective 1:00am PST on May 17, 2017
All Provincial Numbered Routes - UNRESTRICTED
All Provincial Side Roads - UNRESTRICTED except as listed below

70% Legal Axle Loading
Brookfield Road

50% Legal Axle Loading
- Kilkenny Place (Gravel portion)
- McInnes Road

Ministry Contact: Danny Morris, District Operations Manager, (250) 503-3632
Issued by: Jack Bennetto, District Manager, Transportation, Okanagan Shuswap District
All overload permits on restricted routes are invalid for the duration of these restrictions. The applicable tolerances provided under 7.26(1) of the regulations pursuant to the Commercial Transport Act shall apply. Violators of the regulations and restrictions will be prosecuted. The public and trucking and transportation companies should govern themselves accordingly. Online at:

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


  • 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

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