Public Works

The Public Works department delivers core services to our community.

  • Water supply, storage, treatment and distribution
  • Wastewater collection, treatment and discharge
  • Roads, sidewalks, signage, storm drainage, hydrants, traffic control devices and floating dock
  • Building and infrastructure maintenance
  • Mosquito control within city limits 
  • Garbage collection and solid waste management
  • Environmental services such as monitoring and clean up of spills

Summary of Public Works Infrastructure

Water System

Supply: 
Four new infiltration wells were drilled in July 2014. 

Storage: 
There are two reservoirs of approximate 1300 m3 capacity combined.

Treatment: 
The City's water is disinfected with chlorine gas and is heated during winter months with oil fired boilers.

Distribution: 

  • 16 km of buried water main sized 150mm  to 250mm diameter
  • 130 HP of electric pumping capacity and 133 hp of diesel pumping capacity
  • Annual flow of  847,000 cubic metres in 2007
  • Approximately 650- 700 services
  • 85 hydrants
  • Water Reservoir Pumphouse
    Water Valve Chamber

Sewer System

Collection:

  • 11 km of buried gravity main, sized 200mm to 300 mm. diameter
  • 3.6 km of buried force main
  • 650 to 700 services
  • Annual sewage discharge of  807,000 cubic metres in 2007
  • 5 lift stations

Treatment: Wastewater is currently being treated at the secondary Wastewater Treatment Facility located on 5th Avenue then discharged to Yukon River mid channel  200 m west of dyke at Church Street.

Roads

  • Dawson Proper: 15 km of gravel roads, and 7 km of gravel alleys.
  • Dome: 4 km of gravel roads, and 3.3 km of chip sealed roads.
  • Callison: 9 km of gravel roads, and 5 km of Trans Canada Trail.
  • West Dawson: .5 km of gravel road.

Drainage

  • Dawson Proper: 2.3 km of 500mm to 600 mm dia mains, and 2 km of 200mm to 350 mm dia laterals.

Sidewalks

  • There is currently approximately 5 km of wooden sidewalks mostly in the Downtown core. Currently the City does not install sidewalks in residential areas.

Floating Docks

  • 150 metres of  floating dock.

Quigley Landfill and Garbage Collection

  • Quigley Landfill serves the City of Dawson, Klondike Valley, the Dempster Highway and the North Klondike Highway.
  • City Garbage Collection is contracted out with residential solid waste collected once a week and commercial solid waste is collected up to 6 times a week during the summer months.

Building Maintenance:

  • City Shop: 275 m2  building with two offices
  • City Office: 1080 m2  two floor building
  • Water Front Building: 320 m2 building divided into three offices
  • Recreation Centre: 4864 m2 building housing hockey rink and curling rink.
  • Swimming Pool: 900 m2 building
  • Fire Chief House: 100 m2 building
  • CAO house: 110 m2  two story building

Office Location:
2nd Floor, City Shop, (South of City Office)

Mailing Address:
Box 308
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0

Louis Gerberding, Superintendent of Public Works
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Phone: 867-993-7400 Ext: 301

Amanda King, Public Works Administration Assistant
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Phone:867-993-7400 Ext: 306