The Department of Public Works is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the water and sewer system and general maintenance of the town equipment.
The town water system consists of a watershed supplying 500,000 litres each day when the fishplant is in full operation. The water from the watershed flows by gravity to the chlorination system where it passes through micro filters and gets chlorinated. From here it is gravity fed to the residents of Harbour Breton.
In addition to the water and sewer system, the Department is responsible for snowclearing, sanding and salting of roads in winter and repair and maintenance during the summer. The Department also provides support to the other departments of council as required. The town Superintendent is Palmer Strowbridge.
Snow Clearing Regulations
The following is an overview of regulations currently in force for snow clearing.
During the period from the first (1st) day of December in each year to and including the thirty-first (31st) day of March in the said year, both days inclusive, no person shall park a vehicle upon any street reservation within the Town between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m.
At any time during a snowstorm and for twelve(12) hours thereafter, no person shall park a vehicle on any street reservation within the Town;
Any vehicle parked on the street reservation within the Town in contravention of the Regulations, may be removed and impounded by the Council, and the costs of such removal and impounding may be recovered from the owner as a civil debt
Vehicles parked in driveways during the Snow Clearing Season must be at least eight(8) feet from the edge of the pavement. If not, Council will not be responsible for any damages
Pushing or depositing of snow onto the town's streets is not permitted. A penalty of $50.00 can be imposed
Pursuant to Section 419 of the Act, any person who violates any of these provisions shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
Residents with personal property within eight(8) feet of the edge of the town's pavement and/or within eight(8) feet of the edge of any road within the Town and requiring snowclearing and/or road improvements, are advised that the Town of Hr. Breton will not be responsible for any damages caused, while carrying out this maintenance