Public Works

Who keeps a community running smoothly? In truth, it takes a village of passionate, determined and qualified individuals working together; but the one department we all count on to get out there and look after the day-to-day functionality of Elkford is our operations team.  

These are the loader operators who detour to clear a sidewalk for a mom struggling with a stroller on a winter walk, and the garbage truck drivers who take the time to wave and make a little kid’s day. They are the labourers touching up crosswalks on a sweltering hot summer day, and the plow operators who give it their all throughout our cold mountain winters, so that you can always get where you need to go. 

These are all the Public Works operators, labourers, drivers and workers who suit up and get outside—rain or shine, day and (sometimes) night—to perform Elkford’s snow removal, garbage collection, sanding and grading, roadwork, dust control and look after our water, sewers and traffic. 

It isn’t always easy to look after the operational needs of a high-altitude mountain town, and our Public Works team is committed to maintaining effective and efficient services and infrastructure for this community. They don’t wear capes, but they often wear high-vis vests, so be sure to give them a smile and a wave when you spot them around town! 


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays)

Contact us at 250.865.4025 or

Winter Maintenance Hours (November to March)

  • Monday to Friday: 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Staffed by Stand-by Personnel

Public Works After-Hours On-Call Emergency Numbers (Water, Sewer and Roads Only)

  • Weekdays (from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.): 250.910.4025 or 250.910.4027
  • Weekends (from Friday at 3:30 p.m. to Monday at 7 a.m., and any time on statutory holidays): 250.910.4026, 250.910.4027 or 250.910.4025