Public Works

Public Works Staff are essential workers who keep our community running strong all year long by maintaining our streets, water and sewer systems, and completing many other tasks.

Let's Celebrate 

National Public Works Week
May 21-27, 2023
Connecting the World Through Public Works

Let’s celebrate and thank Coquitlam’s Public Works team of professionals who operate and maintain our roads, water, sewer and drainage systems 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Did you know?

Public Works professionals maintain and repair:

  • 1,614 km of pipe — water mains, storm mains and culverts and sanitary sewer mains
  • 73 pump stations — water, sanitary and storm
  • over 1,000 pieces of equipment
  • over 300 vehicles including the Fire/Rescue fleet

2022 Successes

You can check out this infographic with details on operations and see that info also reflected below. 

  • 11,342 work orders and service requests completed
  • 83 km sanitary sewers cleaned
  • 93 km water mains cleaned
  • 5,650 km roads swept
  • 25,550 residential properties received bi-weekly garbage and weekly green waste collection
  • 225 tonnes household recyclables collected at Town Centre Recycling Depot
  • 71% household waste diverted from the landfill through recycling and waste composting programs
  • 2/3 of the almost 8,700 items collected as part of large item pickup program recycled

The Role of Public Works

Public Works maintains and operates the City's water distribution system to ensure a constant supply of drinking water for residents, and a readily available supply for fire protection.  They also maintain, operate and repair the sewer system to ensure proper collection and treatment, which supports the health and safety of residents and of the environment.

The work they do protects residents and properties from flooding during weather events by maintaining the drainage system, keeping the roads safe and in good condition and coordinating garbage, recycling and green waste collection.

Public works maintains and repairs over 1,000 pieces of equipment and 300 vehicles including Coquitlam Fire Department fleet.  A team of hardworking dedicated Staff provides 24/7 service to the City.

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