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Abbotsford Mission Joint Water

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.

 

background

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.

ABBOTSFORD MISSION JOINT WATER MASTERPLAN
TIMELINE
We are currently in STAGE 4: FINAL PLAN. As information becomes available on public events, open houses, surveys, presentations and reports, they will be posted below under the corresponding stage.  

STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND REVIEW AND DATA ASSESSMENT

The background research gave us the data needed to move to our next phase where we explored new options, and priorities for the our Joint Water Master Plan.

STAGE 2 - ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

In this stage, we will analyzed and evaluated the data received from our background research in stage 1.

Abbotsford-Mission Joint Water Master Plan Stage 2 and 3 2018-03-22

STAGE 3 - DRAFT PLAN

We compiled the research and feedback we receive from stage 2, to 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.

 

Join us on April 24, 2018 for an Open House regarding the Draft Master Plans for Transportation, Transit, Drainage, City Water, City Wastewater and Joint Utilities!

Learn about how these plans are being updated to accommodate the future growth of our city and region.  City staff will be on hand to answer questions and there will be an opportunity for public feedback.

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Clearbrook Library

 

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Purvez Irani, Director of Infrastructure Planning

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