The City of Abbotsford investigated implementing a drainage system fee for rural upland properties, similar to other areas in the City. The fee would have allowed the City to take the lead in improving drainage in the rural upland area. However, the proposal was strongly opposed by some property owners. The responsibility for maintenance therefore continues to rest with the owner of the property containing a watercourse.
View the Rural Drainage Map
to see the area where property owners have the responsibility for maintaining watercourses.