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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.


Stage 1 Water Restrictions

For full rules with Water restrictions please refer to the Water Use and Conservation Bylaw. 

During Stage 1, a person shall use a watering system to water a lawn, garden, or landscaped area on a property as follows:

  1. Even numbered addresses may water on even days of the calendar between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to Midnight; or
  2. Odd numbered addresses may water on odd days of the calendar between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to Midnight p.m.

During Stage 1, a person shall use an in-ground automated watering system to water a lawn, garden, or landscaped area on a property as follows:

  1. Even numbered addresses may water on even days of the calendar between the hours of Midnight to 5:00 a.m.; or
  2. Odd numbered addresses may water on odd days of the calendar between the hours of Midnight to 5:00 a.m.

During Stage 1 a person may:

  1. water a lawn, flower or vegetable garden, trees, shrubs or landscaped area, which combined do not exceed one acre in size on any day at any time if watering is done by hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
  2. water newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables by any method during installation and for the following 24 hours;
  3. water new sod or newly seeded lawn during the first 7 days after installation on any day but only during the prescribed Stage 1 watering hours;
  4. wash a vehicle with water using a hand held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
  5. Wash sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or exterior building surfaces including windows using a hand held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle;
  6. Fill a swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub, garden pond or decorative fountain.

During Stage 1, public school properties and City owned parks and playgrounds are exempt from the one-acre size restriction applicable to the watering of lawns, flower or vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs or landscaped areas as set out in the definition of Outdoor Use.


Winter Maintenance Policy

Please review the current copy of the Winter Maintenance Policy by clicking this link


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 and sanding during the winter season as per Winter Maintenance Policy 6-600-15
  • Street sweeping

Sidewalks

  • Install new sidewalks
  • Maintain existing sidewalks
  • Clear the snow during the winter season as per Winter Maintenance Policy 6-600-15
  • 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