As the populations of Abbotsford and Mission grow, we need to ensure our regional water supply and infrastructure meet the needs of our growing populations.
The Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission (AMWSC) supplies municipal water to Abbotsford, Mission, as well as a small part of the Fraser Valley Regional District. This system consists of two surface water sources and treatment plants (Norrish Creek and Cannell Lake), 19 groundwater wells in the City of Abbotsford, 88 km of transmission mains, and two reservoirs.
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. The plan will also address the infrastructure (pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs etc) needed to support the growth of the system.
STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND REVIEW AND DATA ASSESSMENT
STAGE 2 - ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
In this stage, we will be analyzing and evaluating the date received from our background research in stage 1.
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 - FINAL PLAN
During this stage, we will have compiled all of our collective feedback and priorities and present the final plan to the public and Council.