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Public Works



Brent Olesen
Director of Public Works
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What We Do

The Town of Hanna's Public Works Department delivers specific core services within the community. 

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of streets & roads, airport, water lines & distribution, wastewater collection & treatment, garbage collection, regional waste system, equipment and vehicles.  

In 2014, Town Council approved funding, in the amount of $63,000 to have an Infrastructure Management Study Completed.  The infrastructure priority listing in the study identifies $11.7 million in required upgrades which should be completed within a ten year time.  This reflects an average cost of just under $1.2 million per year.  Currently, the practice of the Town has been to commit approximately $1.0 million to infrastructure upgrades every three years.  This is an alarming situation but not unique to Hanna as virtually every municipaltiy in North America finds itself in a similar situation.  A copy of the study can be found: pdfTown of Hanna Infrastructure Management Plan Study (10.24 MB)

Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain the Town's fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Maintainence of streets, roads and pedestrian and traffic control devices.
  • Airport
  • Water & wastewater
  • Snow Removal

The Town contracts out garbage and recycling, larger utility repairs and specific road or other infrastructure maintenance projects which are managed through the Public Works Department.


Total Area of Municipality (Hectares) 831.15 
Open Roads Maintained  (Km)  48.63 
Water Main Lengths (Km)  39.34
Water Main Lengths (Km)  
Wastewater Mains Length (Km) 29.11
Storm Drainage Mains Length (Km) 13.40