Under the direction of the Operations Committee of Council and City Council, the mandate of the Operations Department is to administer and manage public infrastructure including water mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, municipal roads, bridges and sidewalks, traffic signals and street lighting, capital projects, the Utilities facilities including Water Purification Plant & Pollution Control Plant, and oversees the collection program of garbage, recycling and organic material.
The City of Pembroke is continuously involved in monitoring, evaluating, operating and improving the services within the City of Pembroke. These services include: Parks & Facilities, Roads and Bridges, Sidewalks, Signs, Signals, Streetscape, Water Treatment & Distribution and Wastewater Collection and Treatment. Major projects for the maintenance or expansion of these systems are done through capital projects.
The Roads & Fleet Section of the Operations Department is responsible for all roads, bridges, sidewalks, boulevards, winter control operations, pedestrian cross signals, curb cuts, culvert installations, traffic line painting, ditching and regulatory signage.
The Water Distribution & Waste Water Collection Section is responsible for the operation of the pipes, valves, hydrants and services that make up the water distribution and collection systems. These crews flush and repair water mains, sanitary sewer and storm sewer networks at any hour of the day to ensure all services are running efficiently and meet Ministry regulations.
A new regulation under the Green Energy Act requires public agencies, including municipalities to (1) Report annually on energy use and GHG emissions beginning July 1, 2013; and (2) Develop five-year energy conservation plans starting July 1, 2014 and post the plans on online.
This Section of the Operations Department is responsible for the Water Treatment Plant and the Pollution Control Centre.