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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.

Spring Works in the City

Street Sweeping – March 2018

Spring street sweeping has commenced on City roads. What can residents do to help:

  • Do not park on residential streets while sweeping is occurring and ensure that garbage and recycling containers are not placed on the street. Roads cannot be cleaned effectively if the sweeper has to go around obstacles. 
  • Do not sweep dirt and gravel onto the road after the sweeper has been by. This creates extra work for City crews and may cause a delay in getting other streets cleaned.

Water Meter Reading – March/April 2018

City of Armstrong employees will be reading water meters starting March 26, 2018 continuing into April. Please ensure that nothing is obstructing their access to the water meter and that any animals are not posing a threat to City staff should they need access to your meter.

Spring Pruning & Yard Waste Pickup - Monday, April 16, 2018

The spring pruning and yard waste pickup is scheduled to begin April 16, 2018. Material must be at the curb before 7:00 am.

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 are to be placed at the curb and away from bundled prunings
  • Leaves are not to be raked on to street

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

Material not meeting the above requirements will not be picked up.

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

Load Restrictions

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Seasonal Strength Loss Program identifies and imposes load restrictions on roads that have been weakened by excess water in the road base. As roads thaw, the surrounding soil can remain frozen and impermeable. This reduces the pavement’s effective strength or bearing capacity to carry heavy loads. When excess water has been removed from the road base and the road is structurally sound, load restrictions can be lifted. Historically, this typically occurs in late April or May of each year, although a typical year does not exist. They utilize tools such as frost probe locations, weather forecasts, and our staff or Maintenance Contractor monitoring the roads in order to impose and rescind load restrictions.

For current load restrictions in our area (Area 13) please follow this link: Link to MoTI Load Restrictions Information

For current load restrictions within the City of Armstrong please click here

Winter Maintenance Policy

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

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 fine 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.

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


  • 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 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