Diking & Drainage

Irrigation Update

The City of Abbotsford’s irrigation services are ending on September 30, 2023, following a two week extension. This allows the City to undertake fall ditch and pump station maintenance in preparation for the fall storm season.

If you have questions please contact:

Matthew Connolly, Manager of Drainage T: 604-853-5485 E: mconnolly@abbotsford.ca

Creeks & Streams

Creeks and streams are formed by natural processes that are affected by human influences. Forested land has a capacity to absorb rainfall, through evaporation, evapo-transpiration, and infiltration into the ground. When the rate of rainfall exceeds the absorption capacity of the land, the excess rainfall runs off in a downhill direction. As it progresses downhill, this “surface runoff” from adjacent lands merges together to create brooks, creeks, streams and rivers.

Driveway Culverts

Rural Lowland Drainage & Irrigation

Rural Upland Drainage

Stormwater Management