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 existing combined water supply is nearing its capacity and it is estimated that additional water and/or reduced consumption through conservation measures will be needed within the next 5-10 years to allow for development in both communities. This Master Plan includes developing water use projections, identifying the needed capacity to accommodate the projected water demand, and developing a solution set consisting of a combination water conservation, system optimization, and a new source that will meet the AMWSC’s needs for the for the next 25 years and beyond.
We are currently in STAGE 1: BACKGROUND RESEARCH. 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 RESEARCH
The background research will give us the data needed to move to our next phase where we will explore options and develop new solution sets.
STAGE 2 - DEVELOPING WATER SUPPLY SOLUTION SETS
In Stage 2, we will review information gathered from Stage 1, which will help us form the solution set options and we will be coming to you to get your opinions and feedback on these Supply options in the summer.
STAGE 3 - DRAFT PLAN
We will compile the research and feedback we receive from stage 2, which will form the base of our Draft Plan.
STAGE 4 - REFINEMENT OF SOLUTION SETS
Details will be coming soon regarding Stage 4!