Maintenance and Seasonal Operations
Ville de Châteauguay carries out municipal maintenance on a regular basis. Many kinds of work are done throughout the year, such as snow removal, park maintenance, flushing the waterworks system, etc. This section provides information about maintenance periods and seasonal operations.
All year but especially in the spring, our maintenance teams scour the city streets looking for pavement damage caused by the winter weather, the spring thaw, heavy rains and erosion. Find out more
You can help make pothole repair more effective by reporting potholes.
Street and sidewalk sweeping
Beginning in mid-April, teams sweep the streets, sidewalks and cycling trails to remove the sand and gravel spread during the winter. Find out more
All the city’s playgrounds are carefully examined at the end of spring to remove debris that accumulated over the winter.
The sand is raked and, if required, replaced. All the play equipment, swings and sports equipment are inspected and repaired, as required.
Maintenance and installation of urban furniture
As soon as the teams can access the spaces, tables, benches, garbage cans and other urban furniture are set up so everyone can take full advantage of the good weather when it arrives.
Help us keep the urban furniture in good condition and report damage you notice.
Installation of bollards on bicycle paths
Safety bollards mark the bicycle paths. The installation takes about 11 weeks and begins as soon as the street cleaning and marking is over.
Maintenance of the urban forest
In the spring, our teams tour the urban forest to identify trees that have been damaged during the winter or ravaged by disease. Every felled tree is replaced. The teams also maintain the forest by pruning and trimming some trees.
You can help us maintain the trees on city property by reporting any city tree that shows signs of disease or is a safety hazard.
Flushing the waterworks system
The system is flushed by increasing the flow and reversing the direction of the flow in order to clean the underground pipes in a particular area. Find out more
Keep an eye out for flushing notices to know when and where the system is being flushed.
Maintenance and inspection of playgrounds
In spring, our teams clean the playgrounds, and in summer they pay special attention to maintenance, to keep everything safe for the children.
Help us keep the playgrounds in good condition by reporting damage that you notice.
In the summer, we refresh lane lines, crosswalks, stop lines, etc. Find out more
Maintenance of parks and green spaces
In summer, the teams maintain the parks and green spaces by taking care of lawns and trails, pruning trees, etc. Our ecological approach to park maintenance means that we do not use any herbicides to control dandelions and other undesirable plants. Instead, we use aeration, soil pH balance (sufficient fertilization) and location-appropriate grass seeding to control weeds.
Maintenance of sports facilities
In Châteauguay, there are 7 soccer fields and 7 baseball diamonds. They are maintained daily. The grass has to be mowed and maintained and the lines have to be drawn. The furniture in these facilities is also maintained and repaired by our teams.
Floral displays and landscaping at municipal buildings
This involves a dozen or so sites, such as city hall, the fire station,the police office, the public works building and the library.
Closure of water parks
Once fall arrives, the water parks are closed until the following spring.
Removal of urban furniture and equipment in parks
The urban furniture and certain other equipment go back into storage for the entire winter season.
Removal of bollards on cycling trails
The bollards are removed in the fall and cleaned and repaired over the winter. The reflective stickers are replaced as required.
Snow and ice removal
Clearing the snow and ice from streets, sidewalks, pedestrian walkways and cycling trails is a complex activity that involves piling, blowing and transporting snow as soon as there is an accumulation of about 5 cm of snow, hail or ice. Find out more
You can help us by reporting any problems related to snow removal.
Installation and maintenance of skating rinks
Every winter, our teams install rink boards and maintain the rinks.
To find out about the condition of the rinks in your area, please go to the Info-patinoires page.
Maintenance of indoor plants, decorations for municipal buildings and decorations for special events
For celebrations like Christmas and Hallowe’en, our teams put up decorations on the city’s buildings and they also maintain the indoor plants.
Collection of branches and Christmas trees
Every January, our teams collect Christmas trees, and in spring and fall, they collect branches. Find out more
Street and sidewalk maintenance
Throughout the year, our teams maintain public thoroughfares, including:
- Paving streets
- Repairing roadside shoulders, safety rails, overpasses and lawns damaged by snow removal
- Mowing roadsides and cutting grass around sidewalks
Traffic lights and signage
Our teams maintain the traffic lights and maintain and install traffic signs, including:
- Street names
- Regulatory and information panels
Lighting and streetlights
This includes lighting in the streets and for sports fields, parks and parking lots. Find out more
Maintenance of city buildings, including city hall, the library, the municipal workshops, etc.
- Distribute millions of litres of water every year
- Maintain a network of pipes, hydrants and water meters for business and industries
- Maintain the waterworks reservoir
Sewer maintenance consists of:
- Maintaining and cleaning the sanitation and stormwater conduits
- Repairing catch-basins and manholes
- Inspecting fire hydrants
- Flushing the waterworks system
Maintenance and repair of the municipal fleet