New Spill Response Trailer at Public Works

July 26, 2016

Hydraulic lines can break, construction equipment can malfunction, heating oil tanks can leak, and a myriad of other events can cause spills and harm the environment. When these spills happen, the City of Courtenay Public Works Services needs to be proactive to minimize damage to the environment and avoid wasting time looking for tools, materials and supplies for dealing with the cleanup. 

To this end, the city has acquired a new customized spill response trailer.  The spill response trailer keeps the tools and supplies needed to deal with a spill neatly organized in one place, ready to use at a moment’s notice.

Trevor Kushner, the City of Courtenay’s director of public works services, said the system is expected to increase efficiency and responsiveness.

“This new trailer will help Public Works respond even more efficiently than before,” advised Kushner. “We will be able to react incredibly fast to spills as we now have everything housed in one place, loaded and ready to deal with spills of all kinds. This is good for the environment and also good for our staff.”

For more information, please contact Public Works Services at 250-338-1525 or email