As the population of Abbotsford grows to 200,000 people, the City is working to ensure our infrastructure for city water will meet the needs of a growing population.
Water is supplied to the City’s distribution system from the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission (AMWSC). Sources of water include Cannell Lake, Norrish Creek (slow sand filtration and membrane plant) and 19 groundwater wells of the community.
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 City provides municipal water to approximately 132,000 people. The system receives its water from Norrish Creek, Cannell Lake, and various groundwater wells in the City. The water is distributed through approximately 910 km of pipe. The system also includes 10 reservoirs, 12 pump stations, and 24 PRV stations.
STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND REVIEW AND DATA ASSESSMENT
We have concluded work on Stage 1 and have moved to our next phase where we will explore new options, and priorities for the City Water Master Plan.
- Master Plan Utilities Presentation - 2017
- Council Report ENG 106-2017 - Utilities Master Plans (City Sewer/City Water/Drainage) Stage 1 - Background
STAGE 2 - ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
We are currently working on analyzing and evaluating the information gathered from our background research!
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 will present the final plan to the public and Council.