Department of Public Works and Development

24-Hour Utilities On Call Phone 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 and Development are many and varied, including, but not limited to:

To provide municipal water and sewer services to residents of serviced areas.

To provide facility maintenance, upgrading, and repair of support services for municipally owned properties, including municipal roads, sidewalks, and water and wastewater systems

To provide maintenance to the grounds of all municipality owned properties and buildings

To support bylaw enforcement and building services within the municipality.

To provide transparent information to the public related to municipality initiatives and infrastructure.

To promote and support development of the region and encourage investment. 

Roads and Sidewalks:
The MOPC only ploughs Municipality-Owned roads and sidewalks. They are as follows:
MOPC Roads:
Barclay Ridge Cres (Lyons Brook)
Hidden Cove Dr (Pictou Landing)
Holland Lane (Plymouth)
Jean St (Plymouth)
Lakeside Crt (Granton)
MacIntosh Dr (Sylvester)
Maple Estates Dr (Abercrombie)
Maple St (Sylvester)
Oak St (Sylvester)
Pine St (Sylvester)
Pump Rd (Hamilton Road)
Stanwood Dr (Lyons Brook)
MOPC Sidewalks:
East River Road
Lyons Brook
River John
Westville Road
For these Municipality-owned roads and sidewalks, if people have questions or concerns about their ploughing, residents can contact either the 24-hour utilities on call phone number (902-301-1825) or the office number (902-485-4085) during office hours.
For all other public roads, residents, residents should call the provincial office as follows:
Nova Scotia Department of Public Works (General):
NS Department of Public Works Colchester County Office (North Shore West of Toney River):
Private roads and laneways are not maintained or ploughed by the Municipality.


Water Services: 

The Municipality purchases treated potable water from neighbouring municipal units to distribute it to our residents. We continually strive to grow our serviced areas to residents of additional communities and to build our networks of water infrastructure. For additional information related to our water systems, including locations of existing infrastructure, please

For mapping information related to Municipal water infrastructure, including whether or not your property is serviceable, please contact our GIS specialists at (902) 485-1201 or or follow the link below:

Wastewater Services:

The Municipality is services by a variety of wastewater treatment plants located throughout Pictou County. Our wastewater collection networks includes communities throughout the region and we continually strive to grow these serviced areas to promote the growth and enjoyment of our Municipality.

For mapping information related to Municipal wastewater infrastructure, including whether or not your property is serviceable, please contact our GIS specialists at (902) 485-1201 or or follow the link below:

Our Team:

The Department of Public Works & Development is made up of 10 staff, ranging in specialization to provide the highest levels of service possible to our residents. We strive to continually improve our services delivery and to respond to inquiries in a prompt and timely fashion.

Director of Public Works & Development – Logan McDowell, P.Eng., PMP

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions or comments for our team, please contact our office using the contact information below.

 p. 902 - 485 - 2235 or