Sanitary sewer system is a network of pipes, manholes, service connections and pump stations to collect and convey wastewater that is generated at your homes, businesses, schools and restaurants.
The City of Abbotsford’s sanitary sewer system services mainly the urban development area consisting of approximately 116,000 residential population. City’s sanitary sewer system consists of approximately 474 km of gravity mains, 59 km of force mains, 8100 manholes and 29 pump stations. Wastewater that is collected by the network of underground pipes is conveyed to the Joint Abbotsford and Mission Environmental Systems (JAMES) Treatment Plant
located at 5959 Gladwin Road for treatment and discharge into the Fraser River.
Residents, businesses and industrial customers that discharge their wastewater into the City’s sewer system pay a user fee based on 90% of water consumption (collected through property taxes) for operation and maintenance of the sewer system.
The City of Abbotsford’s Consolidated Sewer Rates and Regulations Bylaw, 2009 provides a variety of information relating to sewer such as new sewer connection, termination of sewer connection, substances prohibited from discharge, sewer user rates, septage rates etc. The Utility User Fees provides an overview of fees for utility services.