The Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental Systems Wastewater Treatment Plant (JAMES Plant) is located at 5959 Gladwin Road and is jointly owned and operated by the City of Abbotsford and District of Mission. The JAMES Plant was constructed in 1980 to 1981 (operational November 1981) and has gone through a number of expansions over the years to serve the increased population growth. The service area of JAMES Plant includes the City of Abbotsford, the District of Mission and the City of Sumas, Washington, USA.
JAMES Plant Facts (Based on 2007 operations data)
- Plant Flow
Average Daily Flow – 62,463 m3/d
- Incoming Raw Wastewater:
BOD – 285 mg/L
TSS – 425 mg/L
- Treated wastewater
BOD – 13 mg/L
TSS –15 mg/L
JAMES Plant has an operating permit issued under the MSR (Municipal Sewage Regulation) and administered by the BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) to discharge the treated wastewater into the Fraser River. The permit allows for the treated wastewater to contain up to a maximum of 45 mg/L of BOD and 45 mg/L of TSS. The 2007 operating data indicates that the JAMES Plant’s treated wastewater is under the discharge limits set by the MSR. Analysis of plant’s data over a number of years has indicated that the JAMES Plant has consistently performed well and has met and outperformed the targets set by the MOE.