As Southern Ontarios premiere waterfront city, Sarnia strives to offer its current and future residents varied opportunities to enjoy an enhanced and secure quality of life in a prosperous and ecologically sustainable community. To achieve true sustainability, the City of Sarnia is striving to manage our resources in a manner that minimizes our ecological footprint while providing services to all members of our community at the least possible cost. Several City Departments are dedicated to ensuring that thecitizens of Sarnia are provided with the following important services:
- The supply of safe, high quality drinking water.
- The treatment of waste water to ensure Lake Huron and our beaches are kept clean and safe to enjoy.
- The operation of our landfill and associated waste reduction programs so the people of Sarnia can continue to benefit from well planned and managed environmental services.
ThePublic WorksSection of the Engineering and Public Works Departmentprovides the administration and maintenanceof the City's sanitary and storm sewers, the Water Pollution Control Centre and the water distribution system. This section is also reponsible for City streets, including winter control.
The Engineering Section of the Engineering and Public Works Department provides for the overall design and construction of roads, sewers, waterlines and related works in the City. Through this area of the web site you will also find information on garbage collection, recycling and water quality reports.
As part of the City's commitment to monitoring and improving the environment, the City Council has established a number of committees to advise Council as well as appointing City representatives to outside committees who have an interest in the environment and the preservation of habitats. Some of these committees are:
Binational Public Advisory Council (BPAC)/Remedial Action Plan for the St. Clair River
The City of Sarnia has adopted a Smog Alert Response Plan in support of the Ontario Government's Air Quality Ontario initiative. The initiative is to provide better and more timely air quality inormation to the Ontario public.City staff are notified of smog alerts and implement the air quality improvement strategies outlined in the City's Smog Alert Plan.
.Emerald Ash Borer - Information on the Emerald Ash Borer is available through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency