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Public Works

From turning on a tap or flushing a toilet to driving along a regional road, disposing of garbage or recyclables, or taking transit between municipalities - the services provided by Public Works play an integral role in our everyday lives.

The levy and rate financial streams fund services, and include an operating budget.

A capital budget is used to deliver the maintenance and upkeep of existing infrastructure, and to build new infrastructure.

Bruce Zvaniga
Commissioner (Interim)

ext. 3288
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  • GO Implementation Office

    The GO Implementation Office leads, in partnership with local municipal partners, all of Niagara's efforts to be ready for the arrival of daily GO Train service in 2021 (Grimsby) and 2023 (St. Catharines and Niagara Falls). The office also:

    • Coordinates efforts to consolidate and expand inter-municipal transit services in Niagara
    • Oversees Niagara Region Transit and Niagara Specialized Transit
    • Supports capital works projects to improve the region's transportation corridors between GO stations
    • Works with Metrolinx on the planning and design of future GO Train stations in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Grimsby

    Contact GO Rail Expansion
    905-980-6000 ext. 3569
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    Contact Transit
    905-980-6000 ext. 3232
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  • Transportation Services

    Transportation Services provides a reliable, consistent, safe and cost-effective transportation network across Niagara. The division plans, designs, implements, operates and maintains a 750 kilometre regional road network, including:

    • Road and bridge resurfacing and rehabilitation
    • Environmental assessments for new road infrastructure programs
    • Implementation and coordination of large complex construction programs
    • Traffic signals optimization and street lighting
    • Storm sewers and drainage assessments
    • Forestry
    • Winter road maintenance and snow plowing
    • Active transportation and bike paths
    • Road markings and signage
    • Railway crossings
    • Purchase and maintenance of the Region's vehicle fleet


    905-980-6000 ext. 3230
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  • Waste Management

    Waste Management plans, manages and operates residential and commercial curbside waste, recycling and organics collection programs, including:


    905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542
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  • Water and Wastewater

    Water and Wastewater provides safe drinking water to 11 municipalities across Niagara, and practices good resource stewardship. The division operates and maintains:

    • Six water treatment plants
    • 38 water reservoirs and elevated tanks
    • 23 booster and chlorine booster stations
    • 300 kilometres of trunk water mains
    • 11 wastewater treatment plants
    • 113 pump stations
    • 156 kilometres of forcemain
    • 143 kilometres of gravity sewers


    905-980-6000 ext. 3417 or 1-800-263-7215
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