Curious about how water gets from the reservoir to your tap, how streets are paved or parks are maintained?

During Public Works Week from May 17 to 23, the community can get an insider’s look at Port Coquitlam’s Public Works services – from water to waste, roads to parks – through this year’s special online celebration, being held in lieu of the annual open house as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city will be featuring videos on its social media channels and website throughout the week providing a behind-the-scenes look at some of the core services Port Coquitlam residents rely on every day. Viewers can watch Public Works staff at work doing parks maintenance, street paving, fleet repairs, directional line painting, waste collection and watermain flushing.

City fleet vehicles will also do a drive-by each day of the week between 2 and 3 p.m. in different parts of the community beginning May 19 – 22, 2020. Residents are encouraged to give them a wave as they drive by. Details of the routes are available at www.portcoquitlam.ca/pwweek.

Design an Ad by May 24 for a Chance to Win

Port Coquitlam residents of all ages also have a chance to win a $100 gift card from a local business by participating in a contest to design an ad about how people can do their part through one of the following campaigns:

  • Sort it Right – sorting waste properly into one of the three streams (food waste, recycling or garbage) to help divert household waste from the landfill.
  • Lock it Right – securing waste and other attractants to keep bears out of neighbourhoods.
  • Water it Right – conserving water to meet regional watering restrictions.

All ads can be submitted online using the template available at www.portcoquitlam.ca/pwweek. Participants will be asked to explain what public works means to them, and the ads must use one of the above tag lines.

Submissions will be featured on the City’s social media channels, website, and some will be selected as wraps for the City’s utility boxes and waste collection trucks.

The contest closes on May 24. All participants will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to support a local Port Coquitlam business.

The Rhythm of Public Works

This year’s Public Works Week theme – The Rhythm of Public Works – speaks to the coordination involved in delivering these services and improving the quality of life of our residents.

The city’s Public Works division provides waste collection services and maintains and improves city infrastructure including streets and sidewalks, parks, trails and public spaces, the sewer, water and drainage system and the city fleet.

More information is available at www.portcoquitlam.ca/pwweek



Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533
Email purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca