Public Works

We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of Little Canada's city streets, city parks, sidewalks and trails, and public parking lots. In addition, we maintain and repair the municipal water system and the sanitary and storm sewer systems. Our Public Works Department consists of six full-time employees and as many as seven seasonal employees. Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions, comments, or suggestions.

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After-Hours Emergencies

Please call Ramsey County Sheriff's Department with any after-hours public works emergencies, including sewer backups, water leaks, and street problems. To reach the Ramsey County Dispatch Center (Non-Emergency) call 651-767-0640.

Spring Maintenance

Over the next few weeks, Public Works staff will be working on spring maintenance tasks. These include:

  • Gate Valve Exercising
  • Hydrant Flushing
  • Street Sweeping

Staff exercises gate valves to make sure they are working properly if they need to be shut off during an emergency.  Hydrants are flushed to remove stagnant water from the City's water mains and to ensure each hydrant is working in case of a fire.

Streets are swept to clean up sand, dirt, and other debris left from winter so that it is not washed down into the storm sewer system where it can harm lakes and rivers.  Please do not park on the street until your street has been swept and do not rake or blow anything from your yard into the street.