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City Wastewater

As the population of Abbotsford grows to 200,000 people, the City is working to ensure our wastewater services, systems and infrastructure meet the needs of a growing population.

The City of Abbotsford’s wastewater system services the City’s urban development area (120,000 population) and the City of Sumas, Washington (1,000 population).

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Abbotsford’s Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted in June 2016, provides a vision and a framework for how Abbotsford will grow to a population of 200,000. We are now reviewing and updating existing Master Plans and Studies to ensure all of our future operations, development, infrastructure, services, amenities and programs align with the vision set out in our OCP. 

The wastewater system generally flows from south to north to the Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental System (JAMES) wastewater treatment plant.  The JAMES plant is located on the south side of the Fraser River. The system includes approximately 550 km of sewer mains, ranging in size from 50 mm diameter to 1,800 mm diameter, and 32 pump stations. Generally, the infrastructure is in good condition. The oldest sewer is approximately 59 years old and approximately 55% of the collection system is less than 30 years old.  

TIMELINE
We will soon be in STAGE 1: BACKGROUND REVIEW AND DATA ASSESSMENT. As information becomes available on public events, open houses, surveys, presentations and reports, they will be posted below under the corresponding stage.  

STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND REVIEW AND DATA ASSESSMENT

This process will allow us to collect the data needed to move to our next phase where we will explore new options, and priorities for the future of City Wastewater infrastructure and services. 

STAGE 2 - ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

We will be coming to you in the Fall/Winter with options for how our wastewater services and infrastructure will grow to meet the needs of a growing population.

STAGE 3 - DRAFT PLAN

We will compile the results from stage 1 and 2 as well as the feedback we receive, which will form the base of our Draft Plan. 

STAGE 4 - FINAL PLAN

During this stage, we will have compiled all of our collective feedback and priorities and present the final plan to the public and Council.
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Purvez Irani, Director of Infrastructure Planning

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