Residential Use

Lawn SprinklerResidential water use accounts for approximately 50% of the total water demand in Abbotsford and an estimated 60% in Mission.

Each Abbotsford resident consumes an average of 200 litres per day (L/d).  Mission is not currently metered. For planning purposes, it is assumed that each resident uses the BC average of 440 L/d. 

Outdoor water use accounts for about 23% of total annual average daily use. 

This ratio of outdoor to indoor use is high in comparison to similarly sized urban communities, where outdoor residential use is between 5 to 10%.