The Public Works department consists of a Foreman, a Charge Hand, a Waste Water Treatment Operator and five equipment operators. In addition to the overall maintenance and operation of the recreational facilities, these employees are responsible for the safe maintenance and delivery of municipal services including drinking water and waste water treatment.
Ashcroft obtains their drinking water from the Thompson River. The water is treated with chlorine at the source and is pumped through a network of pipes and reservoirs throughout the community. Various tests are done on a daily and weekly basis to monitor factors such as turbidity to ensure that the water is safe to drink. To see the latest turbidity readings click on the Turbidity Scale
. In the event of a power outage, please refrain from using water as we are unable to replenish the reservoirs without power and the supply must be kept for use in an emergency.
To view a copy of the 2015 Annual Water Report click here.
To view a copy of the 2015 Sewage Treatment Plant Permit Report click here
The Village of Ashcroft passed the Water Conservation Bylaw in 2015. This bylaw establishes 'Stages' of Water Conservation.
Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures start automatically on May 1st and run until September 30th. This stage asks residents to follow the 'Even-Even, Odd-Odd' Rule, which means to water on odd days if you are an odd numbered residence, and to water even days if you are an even numbered residence. It also asks residents to restrict watering to between 6:00 am to 9:00 am or 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm with sprinkler systems or 12:00 am to 6:00 am for underground automated sprinkler systems.
Stages can be established by Council with increasing restrictions. These stages can be found in the Water Conservation Bylaw No. 799
. There is also a brochure
that may of be some use.Commercial and Industry water customers
are required to have all backflow prevention devices inspected. Please follow this link
to access the inspection form that must be completed by a qualified inspector and submitted to the Village upon completion.
Curently, the Village is looking at upgrading the types of treatment for the water system. These upgrades are required in order to meet regulations under Provincial and Federal legislation. As part of this process, the Village has developed some information sheets that residents can access in order to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions. These are available below:FAQ #1 - March 30th, 2016FAQ #2 - April 25th, 2016FAQ #3 - May 19, 2016
Door to door solid waste collection is done on a weekly basis and the recycling depot is open 24/7 to accept paper, cardboard, plastics and glass. The disposal of electronic waste, paint, used oil and batteries are not accepted at this site. Residential solid waste collection is done as follows: Downtown and Mesa Vista areas are collected on Tuesdays and North Ashcroft is collected on Fridays. Commercial collection is done on both Tuesdays and Fridays. At present there is a three bag weekly limit for residential collections.
For information about the Cache Creek Transfer Station, extra refuse, recycling, and composting - Follow this link
The Village has a cemetery that is situated along the banks of the Thompson River. Interments are arranged through the administration office during regular office hours.
The Ashcroft Community Hall is situated at 409 Bancroft Street and is an historical building that once was a school house and the village office. Rentals are available for a variety of private or public functions and information can be obtained by contacting the administration office during regular office hours.