City Services

Works and Utilities

The Works and Utilities Department is the largest department within the Corporation with 45 employees comprised of a Director of Works and Utilities, a Manager of Works, a Manager of Utilities, and 42 unionized staff.  The Works and Utilities Department oversees road and utility construction and design, transportation and utility planning, and environmental programs.

The Works and Utilities administration office is located at:

9215 Cedar Ave
PO Box 159
Summerland BC  V0H 1Z0


Responsibilities of the Works and Utilities Department include:

  • Cemeteries (maintenance, interments)
  • Climate Action
  • Drainage
  • Electrical (substations and distribution system)
  • Roads (patching, snow removal, line painting, sweeping, boulevards, brushing)
  • Solid Waste (landfill, curbside collection, recycling depot at the landfill, composting)
  • Transit (bus shelters, advertising)
  • Wastewater (treatment, collection, lift stations, sewer mains, sewer services, sani-dump)
  • Water (reservoirs, dams, flume, treatment, distribution, pump stations, pressure reducing stations, fire hydrants)

Other services provided by Works and Utilities Department include:

  • capital projects including sewer and water installations as well as road construction and improvement projects 
  • review and inspection of subdivisions and land development proposals ensuring the provision of appropriate infrastructure 
  • management of the drainage network, sewage collection and treatment, landfill operation
  • treatment and delivery of water services;
  • delivery of electrical services 
  • environmental reviews and education programs
  • road maintenance services including repair, cleaning, and snow removal

More Information

Click here to see the Works and Utilities Departmental Structure (37KB PDF).

To Contact the Works and Utilities Department:

Phone: 250-494-0431
Fax: 250-494-3399
After-hours emergency: 250-493-0005

     General Inquiries at
     Electrical Utility Division at
     Wastewater Division at
     Water Division at
     Works Division  at