Our Public Works staff makes every effort to ensure that our streets are clear of snow and ice during the winter months. Please be patient as we complete this process. Snow plowing and/or removal on streets will be started after a heavy snowfall (15cm) or once accumulations have reached 15cm.
The priority areas are as follow:
Priority one includes main thoroughfares and bus routes.
Priority two are businesses, streets and avenues.
Priority three are closes, courts and places – these are cleared once all other major areas are complete.
Click here for Snow Removal Priority Map.
The Town of Penhold reminds residents the storm retention ponds are not measured for ice depth in the winter. There may be water flowing into these systems during the winter months, so town officials ask everyone to stay off the ice as there may be a danger of thin ice.
Garbage/recycling pick up will also be completed on statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.
The Public Works Department Consists of 1 manager, 5 full time operators, 1 full time landscape/gardener, 1 full time administration and utility clerk, 1 part time admin/safety and 4 temporary summer staff. What do we do?
These areas are:
- Snow Removal
- Street Sweeping
- Maintain Roadways, sidewalks & alleys
- Maintain infrastructure
- Storm Water Management
- Operate Water/Wastewater systems
- Maintain Quality drinking water
- Hydrant/Line flushing
- Install/read water meters
- Calculate & send out utility bills
- Reporting to Government agencies
- Operate regional sewer line
- Maintain garbage receptacles around public property in Penhold
Park & Recreation
- Operate/maintain outdoor recreational facilities
- Maintain parks and green spaces
- Memorial Hall maintenance
Can anyone work in water and wastewater?
No. Alberta Environment mandates certification for Water & Wastewater Operators. Certification is obtained through combination of education, experience and passing the Government examination. Continuing education is required to maintain certification.
Are there checks done to make sure the water is safe?
The Town of Penhold water is treated to comply with Alberta Drinking Water Regulations
Public Works Department Yearly Maintenance Schedule