JAMES Wastewater Treatment Plant: Meeting challenges and taking initiatives to be one step ahead in the Fraser Valley

 

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JAMES plant meets challenges

Located south of Fraser River, within the City of Abbotsford boundary, the JAMES (Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental System) Wastewater Treatment Plant serves its contributory area including Abbotsford, Mission, Sumas and part of Langley (Aldergrove and Gloucester), with an equivalent population of approximately 210,000.

Co-owned by the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission, the governance of the JAMES plant is provided through the Abbotsford/Mission Water and Sewer Commission, which is comprised of elected representatives of the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission. The City of Abbotsford is the operator of the JAMES plant.

“Like many other wastewater treatment plants across the country and province,v the JAMES plant faces a number of challenges from engineering planning to operations,” write Stella Chiu and Rob Isaac of the City of Abbotsford in an article published in the Spring 2010 issue of Watermark Magazine.

The article elaborates on how the Commission has been proactive in looking into ways to tackle the challenges. To download a copy of the article and learn more, click on Meeting challenges and taking initiatives to be one step ahead.

 

About Watermark Magazine

Published four times per year, Watermark is the official magazine of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA). To learn more, click here.

 

Posted April 2010