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.
May 15 – 22 is Public Works Week. We thank all of the City’s hard working Public Works staff for their commitment to creating a safe and healthy community for us all.
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.
The capital construction crew carries out work ahead of capital projects. This work can include utility installations such as water or storm mains, water service renewals, and storm and sanitary inspection chamber installations and replacements. This crew also provides response support to snow and ice control, and other extreme weather events.