Early public works development began during the Great Depression years and War years when such civic works were restricted, or done cheaply, due to inadequate funding. Up until the late 1970s, the city had old cast iron water lines, old concrete sewer lines, and gravel streets.
In 1978, we started to replace the water and sewer lines. By 1981, most of those old lines had been replaced with modern plastic lines. Then, in 1982 and 1983, we paved most of the city's streets.
Our department is staffed with eleven full-time workers and four seasonal workers. We maintain 50 kilometres each of water lines, sewer lines and streets. We also maintain the sidewalks, gravel roads and traffic signs, and are responsible for snow removal during the winter.
The Public Works shop is located at 511 4th Ave East. The shop and work yard are not open to the public. To contact the shop, you can call 306-236-6240 or send us an email. We are open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Annual Project Reports:
The reports below contain information on the major projects undertaken by the Engineering Department each year. Many of these projects are done in conjunction with the Public Works Department, and impact the City's infrastructure.
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Todays fire rating is Low
Current Fire Rating:Low
Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.
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Fire Ban for City, RM and ML Provincial Park
Effective June 30, 2021, there is a fire ban in place for the City of Meadow Lake due to the elevated fire risk. All fires, including fireworks, are prohibited until further notice. Effective July 6, the RM of Meadow Lake has also issued a fire ban. The Meadow Lake Provincial Park also continues to have a fire ban in place, despite the provincial fire ban being lifted on July 19.
This ban does not extend to propane appliances.
We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.