Municipal Services

The Public Works Department keeps our community safe by providing clean, safe drinking water, a reliable sanitary sewer system, and storm water drainage to help prevent flooding. We manage the roads in our community, as well as the parks and cemetery, and we provide for garbage and recycling collection.
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What we do:
Many of the municipality's services are provided by the Town's Public Works or "Operations" Department and include: road and sidewalk construction and maintenance, water service, waste water collection and treatment, storm sewer management, parks and cemetery care and maintenance. 
The 2021 Water Quality Report is available for viewing.

Water Conservation
The Town encourages its citizens to adopt water conservation measures to make the best use of the town's infrastructure. Princeton property owners are subject to water restrictions from May 15 to September 30 annually. Click on the following link for further details: Sprinkling Regulations  

**As of May 15, 2024 - Stage 1 Sprinkling Regulations are in effect for all of Princeton**


  • Even numbered civic addresses may water on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
  • Odd numbered civic addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
  • No watering is permitted between Noon and 6:00 pm.
  • Watering is not permitted on Mondays.
  • Washing of boats or motor vehicles with a hose is permitted only if using a hose with an automatic shut-off device.
  • Stage 1 restrictions do not apply to any person who is watering in compliance with a valid permit.
  • Public sector entities may, during Stage 1, water lawns, boulevards and playing fields shall be restricted to three days per week at any time.

A watering permit will be issued by the Town to all who have a large amount of new lawn that was reseeded or sodded. Watering permits are not issued to 

Solid Waste Management

The Town contracts curbside solid waste and recycling collection services for residences and businesses within Princeton town limits.

Princeton residents can have a two bag/can garbage limit per week. A limit of TWO (2) standard size garbage cans or bags will be allowed each collection week. A standard size garbage bag is 90 litres, as per Bylaw 298, 1977, Section 2:

"Every householder shall provide and maintain in good and sufficient order and repair for each dwelling owned or occupied by him a maximum of two containers with handles. Each container shall hold a maximum of 90.0 litres (or 20 gallon equivalent) and each shall be provided with a good and sufficient water tight cover."

Regional District Area 'H' property owners are provided domestic garbage bag "tags" that can be affixed to their domestic refuse bags and brought to the landfill located at 171 Princeton-Summerland Road. Garbage tags can be picked up at Princeton Town Hall, 151 Vermilion Avenue there is no cost to these tags for Area 'H' property owners.

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Facilities Management
The Public Works Department is also responsible for maintaining the many buildings, facilities and parks owned by the Town including the outdoor swimming pool, Municipal Campground, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton Regional Airport; Town Works Yard, Town Office and Visitor Centre.

Airport Maintenance
The town-owned municipal airport operates during daylight hours. The Public Works department provides winter maintenance including the plowing of the runway and apron. For airport operations, contact the the Town of Princeton at 250-295-3135. The airport offers automated fueling services. NavCanada maintains a weather office at the airport.

Contact Us 
Public Works (Operations)
Please call Town Hall at 250-295-3135 as the Public Works Shop was destroyed in the flood and there is no phone line.

After hours water, sewer and Airport emergencies

Princeton Sanitary Landfill

Princeton Regional Airport

Princeton Regional Airport Emergencies

Transit Services