Grand Forks City Services
The City of Grand Forks has a complement of 18 union employees and one supervisor to operate and maintain the public works department. The City is one of five municipalities in the province of B.C. that operates its own electric utility. The operation of the electric utility is a revenue source for the City of Grand Forks as well as allowing the municipality to set its own fair and equitable rates for our customers.
The water and sewer utilities are both assets to the City of Grand Forks in their own right. The City’s abundant water comes from deep water wells – as deep as two hundred and fifty feet. The City’s water is chlorinated. The sewage treatment plant is state-of-the-art and is designed to provide sewage treatment for a population of 4500 residents. The plant has the capability of expanding to provide service for 7500 residents. The old sewage lagoons beside the plant are used for storage of sludge waste.
Rounding out the public works department are the Roads and Grounds Department and the Facilities and Parks Departments. These departments look after the many City assets ensuring that the City of Grand Forks incredible aesthetic value is maintained to its optimum, with a keen eye on practicality and safety.
We welcome your input on any and all facets of the City Public works.
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