Public Works

The Public Works Department is located on Lagoon Road approximately 2.0 km West of Pinawa on the South side of Highway 211.

To contact our office call 204-753-5106, our fax number is 204-753-2770. Regular Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The Public Works Department is responsible for providing quality, efficient services that meet and support the infrastructure demands of the Local Government District of Pinawa, and enhance the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors, through the operation and maintenance of a safe and effective environment. We also work to ensure responsible policies, plans, standards and operations related to the roads infrastructure, fleet equipment, building maintenance and material management services are in place.

Some of our main responsibilities include: grass cutting, ditching, gravel resurfacing, dust control, catch basins & culverts, sidewalks, regulatory and street signage, street sweeping, snow removal, sanding, hard top surface patching and garbage clean up and recycling.

Public Works Manager:
204-753-5106
Email: pwmanager@pinawa.com


Animal Control Officer – Glenn Podaima
204-753-8855 or 204-213-1313
email: podaimas@mymts.net

You are permitted to have domesticated animals, such as dogs as pets, with the maximum allowed being three. New pets do not require a licence until they are three months old or have had a rabies shot. You can help keep your pet safe by following these rules.

  • All dogs must be licenced. You can purchase a dog licence at the LGD of Pinawa Town Office.
  • Animals are not allowed to run at large or trespass on public or private property. They must be contained on your yard or on a leash.
  • Dogs are not allowed to disturb the peace by barking or howling.
  • Dogs must be leashed when walking or exercising your pet.
  • Please pick up waste if your animal has defecated on public or private property and dispose of it in a garbage can.
  • The owner of every dog shall, within 30 days of obtaining a dog, or within 30 days of becoming a resident of the Town of Pinawa, register the dog at the Town Office by purchasing a Dog Licence. However, new pets do not require a licence until they are old enough for a rabies shot and/or three months old.

Failure to purchase the required license is a violation of the LGD of Pinawa By-law 411-87


How To Purchase a Dog Licence

  1. Complete the Application for Dog License (.pdf 84KB)
  2. Visit the Town Office at 36 Burrows Road (beside Sunova Mall)
  3. Bring proof of a current rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian.
  4. Pay the licence fee of $33 per dog
  5. You will be given a tag that has the LGD of Pinawa and a number on it. This number will be linked to your dog. Place the tag on the collar of the dog. If you lose the tag you can get a replacement for a cost of $2.

Fogging for Mosquito control will occur
Mondays and Thursdays at dusk (weather permitting)

Alternate days will be Tuesdays and Fridays

Residents who do not wish to have their property sprayed should inform the LGD of Pinawa Town Office, in writing, on an annual basis.

What type of Mosquitos cause West Nile Virus?

There are many species of mosquitoes but they mainly fall into two categories, namely the Culex Tarsalis mosquitoes and nuisance mosquitoes. All are a nuisance of course, but it is the Culex Tarsalis mosquito that we need to be concerned about, because it is this species of mosquito that can transmit the West Nile Virus.

In addition to this, Manitoba Health would set up a number of mosquito traps in our community and test them for the Culex species on a regular basis. This type of monitoring will still continue.

What can the public do to help?

Reduce standing water by:

  • Regularly cleaning your eaves troughs, pool covers etc.
  • Cleaning and emptying bird baths on a weekly basis.
  • Ensuring that rain barrel openings are covered with screening.
  • Checking that your yard is clear of debris, toys, bowls or tires that can hold water.
  • What is fogging and how is it done?

What happens when the Provincial Government Orders the Town to Fog?

If the Town of Pinawa is ordered by the Provincial Authorities to conduct a fogging for mosquitoes – there is not a lot of notice. The Town would place advertisements in The Pulse, a message on the welcome page of the website as soon as notice was received. Fogging usually starts around 10:00 pm on the dates specified, weather Permitting. If weather conditions do not allow fogging to take place when planned it will be pushed forward to the next scheduled night. The product Malathion, which is registered for mosquito control, will be used. Fogging would take place in the Town of Pinawa as well as the community of Awanipark.

Precautions That The Public Can Take During Fogging:

Health Canada has concluded the use of malathion for adult mosquito control in residential areas using ultra-low-volume application will not pose a health concern. However, people who wish to further reduce their exposure to malathion can take additional precautions which are;

Before spraying occurs:

  • Central air conditioning units may remain on. Window air conditioning units may also remain on, but set the vents to “closed” or choose the “re-circulate” option. If you have an older window air conditioning unit that does not have these options, the air conditioner should be turned off to reduce the possibility of exposure to malathion.
  • Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment and clothes from outdoors.
  • Pick home grown fruits and vegetables you expect to eat soon before spraying takes place. Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables (in fact, all produce) thoroughly with water before cooking or eating.
  • Cover outdoor tables and play equipment before spraying or wash them off with detergent and water after they have been sprayed.
  • Bring pet food and water dishes inside, and cover ornamental fishponds to avoid direct exposure.

During spraying:

  • Stay indoors and keep your windows closed for at least 30 minutes after the spraying takes place. This is especially important for children and pregnant women, and for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions.
  • Keep pets indoors.

After spraying:

  • Minimize your contact with surfaces and wash skin that has come in contact with surfaces.
  • Take extra precautions with infants and small children when outdoors by placing children on a blanket instead of the grass.
  • If children’s toys or other items remained outside at the time malathion was applied, wash all items with soap and water before using them again.
  • If you have a vegetable garden, wash vegetables with water before eating them.
  • Weekly average trap counts of Culex tarsalis by regional health authority will be available on the province’s West Nile Virus website

Updated information on the risk of West Nile virus will be provided to the public throughout the summer. Manitobans can check the provincial government’s West Nile virus website regularly for up-to-date data and information.

If you would like to see which day of the week garbage pickup will occur for your home please consult our Garbage Pickup Stage Map (PDF)

If you are unsure of which Stage you reside in, please contact the Municipal Office at 204-753-5100

The Local Government District of Pinawa Landfill Site Summer Hours

May 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Yard Waste Pickup Will Commence Monday, May 1st, 2017, earlier weather permitting

  • Please use certified paper bags or reusable containers
  • Branches must be bundled and tied and not exceed 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter
  • Plastic bags are no longer accepted
  • Please have at the curbside by 8:00 am

Recycling

The Pinawa Recycling Depot is located on Lagoon Road, approximately 1.5 km West of Pinawa on the South side of Highway 211 and is accessible to residents of the Local Government District of Pinawa 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please refer to the Landfill Recycling Brochure for materials that are accepted at the Recycling Depot.

Pinawa Recycling Inc. handles all materials eligible for Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) grants. We offer a pickup service for commercial businesses, post office, and hospital. Residents are asked to clean, sort, bundle, and flatten various items and take them to the depot.

Regular Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday; 8 am – Noon, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. For more information please contact the Recycling Depot at 204-753-2491, during regular hours of operation.

Waste Pickup

Residents of Pinawa must have their household waste at the curbside by 8:00 am on collection day to ensure pickup. Two (2) garbage containers are allowed per home on garbage day; size restrictions outlined in By-law 593-99. Persons occupying a Residential Premise may place for curbside collection, additional containers of Landfill Waste by purchasing, in advance, for $1.00, a Surcharge Sticker/Tag available from the Municipal Office. Additional containers of Landfill Waste at the curbside for collection which do not have a Surcharge Sticker/Tag will not be collected.

Garbage schedule is as follows:

Stage One: Wednesday
Stage Two: Thursday
Stage Three: Thursday
Business: Tuesday and Friday

If you are unsure which Stage you reside in, please contact the Municipal Office at 204-753-5100.

Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste pickup will occur every Monday, with the exception of statutory holidays. Please have your yard waste at the curbside by 8:00 am.

The following must be adhered to for yard waste pickup

  • Small materials such as leaves and plants should be placed in clearly marked certified paper bags, or in reusable container
  • Branches must be bundled and tied and should not exceed 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.
  • Plastic bags are no longer accepted for leaf and yard waste collection.

Landfill Site

Residents of the Local Government District of Pinawa may be required to show their Authorization Card upon entering the Landfill Site. Authorization Cards may be obtained free of charge at the Town Office.

The Pinawa Landfill Site has tipping fees for construction and demolition materials. No resident or contractor is allowed to enter or use the landfill site unless approved and arranged with the LGD of Pinawa. Please refer to the Landfill Recycling Brochure for tipping fee amounts.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must be tagged “Freon Free” or “CFC Free” before they can be deposited at the landfill site. Any items without this tag will be charged $25 to cover the cost of drainage. If your appliance is tagged the tipping fee will not apply.>Plastic bags are no longer accepted for leaf and yard waste collection.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours
May 1 – October 31

Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 pm
uesday and Thursday: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Winter Hours
November 1 – April 30

Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

There are no facilities in the Local Government District of Pinawa to handle hazardous materials. Oil is not accepted at the Pinawa Landfill Site or the Recycling Depot. Oil can be taken to the #313 Transfer Station, located on PR Highway 313 near the PR 520 junction). To view the RM Transfer Station #313 hours visit www.lacdubonnet.com

Residential Electronic Waste

A complete list of e-waste that will be accepted for recycling can be found in the Landfill Recycling Brochure. These items can be taken to the Landfill Site during the hours of operation shown above. Please do not leave e-waste items at the Recycling Depot. There is no fee associated with the disposal of e-waste. For more information, please contact Responsible Electronics Recycling at 204-482-2111 or visit www.rermanitoba.ca

The Power Smart Refrigerator Retirement Program offers Manitoba Hydro customers an easy, efficient, and economical way of recycling their old second fridge or freezer. Qualifying customers can get their working unit picked up for free and receive $50 for each unit recycled. Customers can realize energy savings of $100 per year through the removal of a working unit, and the Manitoba Hydro Refrigerator Retirement program ensures the unit is recycled in the most environmentally responsible way, reducing the amount of appliances that ultimately end up in your landfill.

Snow Removal

Winter is a beautiful time of year in Pinawa, but we can get a lot of snow! It is important to understand the process.

The Local Government District of Pinawa, Public Works Department is responsible for clearing of snow and maintenance of roads during the winter months. This policy outlines the tasks, priorities and procedures that are followed. Any snow clearing, or associated work, is to be done during normal working hours, unless the work follows and Emergency Situation and is authorized by the Mayor or Resident Administrator or applicable designate.

Snow Clearing Priorities

Snow will be cleared from the streets connecting the hospital and the fire hall (Vanier and Burrows). This will be extended to the streets where medical doctors providing emergency services reside. Access to other municipal facilities such as the water treatment plant and sewage lift station will then be provided.

The main arteries Burrows, Vanier, Aberdeen, Cameron, Devonshire, Alexander, Massey, Dufferin, Morris, Grey, Dalhousie and Hunter will be cleared with equal priority, to allow the most efficient operation of snow clearing equipment.

Finally, the residential streets will be cleared in an order selected to provide access for the most residents as soon as possible, but, considering efficient flow of the snow clearing equipment.

Related Tasks And Priorities

Associated tasks include: Pushing back snow banks during periods of high snow accumulation, clearing services such as hydrants, lamp posts and transformers, sanding streets and intersections, hauling snow when necessary and custom work.

Pushing snow banks, especially to provide visibility at intersections, is the highest priority for the grader after the snow clearing is complete.

Sanding of intersections, especially those with downward sloping approaches, and streets will be done as soon as practical after snow removal.

Clearing services is the main priority for the loader, followed by custom work.

Snow hauling will be done with authority of the Public Works Committee.

Winter conditions create challenges for both pedestrians and motorists. The LGD of Pinawa’s main objective is to provide safe, passable roads and sidewalks so residents can travel throughout the Town in a safe and efficient manner during the winter months.

The Public Works Department makes every effort to ensure that the Town’s roads and sidewalks are safe.

How Residents Can Help

In the event of a snowfall, residents are asked to do their best to refrain from parking on the street, in order that the Public Works Department can do their best to clear the streets.

The continued cooperation of the public is respectfully requested to assist Public Works in snow removal.

You can assist by:

  • Obeying “No Parking” signs
  • Removing inoperative vehicles from streets
  • Shovelling snow onto your own property, please do not shovel snow onto Town streets

Manitoba Hydro is responsible for maintaining the the Town of Pinawa’s street lights. To report street light outages or damage, please report the problem directly to Manitoba Hydro

Water and Sewer Service is available in the Town of Pinawa. There is an emergency generator for the water and sewer lift stations keeping your water and sewer working when the hydro is out. Water & Sewer inquiries can be directed to 204-753-5106.

To regulate the supply and use of water within the Townsite of Pinawa watering restrictions are in effect from May 1 – September 30 inclusive.

NO WATERING between the hours of 10 am – 3 pm
NO WATERING on Mondays

Watering permitted as follows:
Even Numbered Homes: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Odd Numbered Homes: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Hand watering of newly planted seedlings and watering of newly laid sod permitted at any time.

Please refer to By-law 727 Watering Restrictions for more information.

SPRING REMINDER

The Town of Pinawa Public Works Department would like to remind residents that as spring comes, ground frost does not completely melt. Spring in Pinawa sees an increase of frozen water lines as frost simply moves deeper into the ground. If you are going to be away from your home for more than a day, between April and May, please take this precaution: ensure someone is in your home running water or flushing toilets for a short time every day that you are away. Please refer to the Waterline Freezing Policy for further information.

HOW TO PREVENT WATER LINE FREEZE UPS

Steps to take before winter

  • Turn off the water to outside taps from inside your house. Leave outside taps slightly open to allow any remaining water to expand when freezing. Remove and drain hoses.
  • Insulate areas of your home containing water pipes, including crawl spaces, garages and attics.
  • Insulate water pipes (both hot and cold) near the exterior walls, especially those facing north. Many home improvement stores carry foam sleeves with a lengthwise slit, or bands of insulation that wrap around the pipes.
  • Weather-seal your windows.
  • Check for air leaks around electrical outlets, dryer vents and pipes. Seal these leaks with caulking or insulation to keep cold air away from your pipes.
  • Know where your master water valve is (usually near your water meter).

When winter arrives

  • Heat areas of your home containing water pipes so warm air will prevent them from freezing.
  • Set the thermostat no lower than 12°C (55°F) at night and when you are away.
  • If you plan to be away, have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is on and no problems have occurred.
  • Keep the garage door closed if there are water pipes inside.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near outside walls.
  • If a pipe freezes and bursts, turn off the master valve immediately.

The Annual Audit provides a summary of the Pinawa Public Water System performance in meeting provincial regulatory requirements associated with the provision of safe drinking water.

Pinawa 2016 Bacti Results
Pinawa 2016 Annual Compliance Audit
2016 Annual Water Report
2015 Annual Water Report (388.2 KiB)
2014 Annual Water Report
Utility Rate Study Presentation
Water and Sewer Utility Rate Study for 2016 – 2018
Notice Of Application for Revised Water and Sewer Rates

 

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