Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Village’s roads, water distribution, sanitary sewer treatment, and park facilities. Some helpful tips are included below for your convenience.
For more information about Sayward’s Public Works department, please call us at 250-282-5509 or send an Email to email@example.com.
The Village is responsible for street-lighting repairs. Please notify Public Works to report a streetlight out or staying on all of the time. Please be prepared to provide the street address of the malfunctioning light or the number of the light. The number is located on the bottom side of the light (e.g., SAZ0).
Garbage pick-up is every Thursday, and is operated through Waste Management. For more info, please contact the Village Office at 250-282-5512.
Boulevards are to be maintained by property owners.
Public Works has a catch basin maintenance program; however, we cannot be everywhere at once. Your assistance in cleaning any debris from catch basins around your home to help prevent flooding in your area would be much appreciated.
In 2021 Council retained Highland Engineering to produce an updated Master Drainage Plan for the Village of Sayward. This purpose of this report is to identify measures to mitigate flood risk for residential properties in the Village centre area. The report can be viewed HERE
As with Public Works Operations, the public can help during significant snowfall events. Here are some tips:
- Try not to park on the road during or after a snowstorm.
- Try to have parked vehicles or other vehicles, trailers, etc., parked well off the roadway as they impede the ability of the snowplow to clear streets adequately.
- Try to locate and clean basin grates in roadways in front of your house. This helps clear a path for water to run-off the melting snow, which prevents the formation of large puddles on the roadway and helps prevent flooding of your – and your neighbours’ – property.
- Ensure you have good winter tires and a cold weather emergency kit in your vehicle.
- Slow down when approaching a sanding truck or snowplow. Drivers should also keep well back, and watch for sanding trucks or snowplows reversing.
Please be advised that from time to time the Village is required to flush the fire hydrants to provide for efficient use. There are two dead ends in the system, one at the wharf and another just past the Salmon River Inn. Both are flushed on a regular basis, and when this work is underway, residents may experience a slight drop of pressure in other areas of the Village system on those days. .
The residents of Sayward obtain their drinking water from Newcastle Creek. The water travels down the mountain and is directed into the village's new water treatment plant where it is treated and from there, distributed to the 133 residential connections and 14 non-residential connections, and serving a resident population of 379 citizens with fresh, clean treated water.
From time to time, the Village of Sayward is required to issue a Boil water Advisory, This is generally caused by an increase in turbidity levels following a heavy rainfall. We encourage residents to register with the Village's Emergency Notification System in order to be notified immediately when these Boil Water Advisories are put in place. Check the link below and consider adding your name to the list so that you can receive a call when this occurs.
The Village of Sayward in conjunction with the Strathcona Regional District has switched to Alertable as our public emergency mass notification service effective May 2, 2022. The Village of Sayward will no longer be using One Call.
Alertable can notify residents, visitors, and businesses of emergencies in a timely manner to people who subscribe to receive these alerts. It can also be used to notify residents of other non-emergency items such as scheduled road closures, power outages, water and sewer alerts, and much more. This service is free.
The system is compatible with mobile phones, tablets, computers or smart speakers. It can also send alerts via text message, voice calls to land lines, and e-mail.