Public Works

After hours emergency number - 902-301-1825.

The Municipality of the County of Pictou takes pride in being an active, secure, accessible and healthy place to live, work and visit. To sustain these objectives we offer a comprehensive structure of municipal services.

The responsibilities of the Public Works Department are many and varied.

Public Works Director Logan McDowell - 902-485-4085 or email or


The Municipality owns and operates three wastewater treatment plants for the treatment of sanitary waste from residents. These plants are located in Hopewell, River John and Thorburn. The Municipality has also partnered with the Town of Pictou to provide wastewater services to residents in the Lyon's Brook and Scotsburn area. In addition, wastewater services in the Alma/Greenhill, Hillside, Abercrombie,  Priestville. McLellans Brook and Westville Road areas are provided in partnership with the Pictou County Shared Services Authority at the East River Environmental Control Centre in New Glasgow.

For more information on whether your property is serviced by wastewater infrastructure, please contact our GIS Department at (902) 485-1201 or email or