Public Works

City of Armstrong public operations services supports, operates and maintains infrastructure including city roadways, drainage, sewer and water treatment, as well as parks and open spaces to ensure successful municipal operations.

Brad Ackerman

Operations Manager

The City’s Public Works Department develops and maintains the City’s infrastructure, municipal facilities and buildings. Main operational areas include roads and sidewalk maintenance, storm water diversion, collection, and disposal, water utility, sewer utility.

Through the technical expertise and skill of all staff, the Public Works Department implements the City’s public works policies, procedures, and bylaws. The Department is accountable to plan, design, construct and maintain all
City-owned assets with effective coordination to enhance and maintain service delivery to the community and to deliver those services in a cost-effective manner. 

Seasonal Reminders:

Winter Snow Removal 

The City of Armstrong reminds residents to prepare for the snow clearing activities. We need your help to ensure snow removal is completed quickly and effectively:

Street Parking: Do not park on any city streets during a snowfall. Please wait until after all snow clearing activities are completed. 

Snow Removal: Do not 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. 

Placement of Garbage & Recycling Containers: Please place your garbage and recycling containers off the street or sidewalk. 

The City of Armstrong Operations department thanks residents for your co-operation. For more information regarding snow removal and road maintenance during winter conditions, please review the Winter Maintenance Policy.

Spring Pruning & Yard Waste Pickup

The Spring Pruning and Yard Waste pickup is on Monday, April, 17, 2023. Material must be at the curb before 7:00 a.m. Materials not meeting requirements will not be picked up.

As per Bylaw 1871 Solid Waste Collection, Green Waste must be contained in compostable paper yard waste bags as the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) Diversion and Disposal Facilities does not accept yard waste contained in plastic bags.

The City of Armstrong is dedicated to encouraging citizens to adapt to more sustainable and environmentally friendly waste practices. The City will be phasing out the Pruning & Yard Waste pickup, as a result of the implementation of our biweekly general green waste program. The Spring Pruning & Yard Waste pickup is the final semi annual pick up, but residents are encouraged to continue to use the biweekly green waste pick up service.

For more information regarding requirements, please review Spring Pruning and Yard Waste.

Roads & Sidewalks

Public works is responsible to maintain our road and sidewalk network year round. In addition to snow removal and ice control in the winter months this also includes: 

  • Planning and coordinating road, sidewalk and drainage construction projects
  • Repairing pot holes
  • Painting traffic lines
  • Maintaining traffic and directional signage
  • Mowing and maintaining boulevards and City owned property
  • Landscape maintenance around public buildings and boulevards
  • Drainage and maintenance of our Storm Sewer System
  • Street sweeping
  • Installation of new sidewalks
  • Maintenance of existing sidewalks
  • Road and sidewalk sweeping

Report a Streetlight

Street lighting in the City of Armstrong is provided through two separate systems. A City-owned street lighting system where the lights are typically on metal poles and a BC Hydro owned and operated system where the streetlights are typically on wooden or concrete poles. The City of Armstrong coordinates the streetlight maintenance and repair on City-owned streetlights and forwards trouble reports for BC Hydro streetlights to them directly for repair.

24 Hour Emergency Number is 250-546-3023

Requirements of Reporting:
  • Address of the nearest home/business
  • Description of where it is located (north corner of intersection, outside the blue house, etc) 
  • Type of pole it is attached to: Metal or Wood

Other Helpful Information:

  • Name
  • Date
  • Follow-up Information (Phone Number or Email) 
  • Condition of Pole, Light is Flickering/Cycling, Light Out, Dimming, Base or Bulb Cover Replacement
Streetlights on Metal Poles 

Streetlights on metal poles are typically owned by the City or, in some cases, are private streetlights. 

Streetlights on Wooden Poles

Streetlights on wood or concrete poles are owned and maintained by BC Hydro. The City of Armstrong receives trouble reports for these streetlights and forwards them to BC Hydro for their action and repair. When reporting these outages please provide as much detail as possible including the closest street address (if possible).

You can report a street light that is burned out, flickering or fluctuating on and off by calling City Hall at 250-546-3023 or emailing

Stage 2 Water Conservation Restrictions Activated: Residents are encouraged to limit watering and to follow the restriction guidelines. For more information, please consider reading the City of Armstrong Water Use and Conservation Bylaw.

Sanitary Cleaning and Closed Circuit Camera Work: Contractors and City staff will be accessing easements for sanitary, storm and water within resident’s property from August to November. Notices will be provided when work will begin in the area via door knock. Access to private property will only be conducted during the day.