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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City of Meadow Lake Indoor Facilities Masking in Effect September 15, 2021
The City of Meadow Lake is advising residents that masks will be required at all indoor City facilities starting Wednesday September 15, 2021. Wearing masks is an effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 while vaccination is still encouraged as the best protection against the virus. Residents are encouraged to bring their own masks when attending at City facilities.
City Council is working to determine what effect this mask mandate will have on the Civic Centre come November 1, once it is no longer being used by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
While the vast majority of employees and visitors to City facilities will be required to mask up, please note the following exceptions: • children under 2 years of age, persons who are medically exempt and individuals who cannot place or remove masks without assistance are not required to wear a mask • masks are not required while in the pool • masks can be removed while seated to consume food or beverages
The City consults regularly with medical health experts to re-evaluate health and safety measures. We will continue to provide regular updates to our residents and employees. The City thanks all residents for their cooperation as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe.