Stage 3 Watering Restrictions - Now in Effect

Stage 3

Flowers, vegetable gardens and planters can still be watered with a sprinkler, hand-held container or a hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut off device.


The hot, dry weather and no snowpack has resulted in Abbotsford and Mission moving to Stage 3 of the Water Shortage Response Plan. This will ensure our reservoirs have water for household use and that the lake level is sustained if we have a dry winter.

Read the lastest news release for more information on the current water situation.

Visit the Water Restrictions page to learn more about stages

Dickson Lake Water Levels

Download the latest Water Shortage Response Plan for Dickson Lake

Click here to view Water Restrictions Frequently Asked Questions

Free Irrigation and Landscape Assessments

May 1 - August 31, 2015

Learn how to be a water savvy gardner and sign up for a free irrigation and landscape assessment. Click here to view more information and sign up.

Bevan Avenue Wells Operation Notice

As per the terms of Environmental Assessment Certificate W11-01, the City of Abbotsford is permitted to run four drinking water wells at the southwest corner of Mill Lake Park in order to meet peak demand for water during summer months. The approved pumping capacity is 290 L/s. A total of 2,505 million litres of water may be drawn from these wells annually, between May and September until December 31, 2015.

Please contact Amy Peters, Water Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Abbotsford Engineering Department, at 604-864-5514, with any questions.