Welcome to THE Program

The Trail Area Health & Environment Committee welcomes you to our community-led program promoting healthy living and the environment in the Trail BC area.  We believe "It Starts With the Kids" and as such, we work with families and community members and offer up-to-date, helpful information.  We also provide supports for family and environmental health with a focus on promoting children's healthy development and preventing lead exposure. 

With over 20 years experience, we’ve met all our goals for air quality and reduced lead exposure in children. Our collaborative approach has been recognized with a BC Premier’s Award

If you are a parent or planning a family, a local resident, someone new to the area, or a health professional, please check out what our program has to offer. You’ll find our most popular information in Quick Tips, Fact Sheets, Frequently Asked Questions and our program brochures.  A description of our program can be viewed here.

Meetings of the Trail Area Health & Environment Committee are open to the public and the media.  This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get updated on the program. The next meeting date is Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Trail City Hall Committee Room, Spokane St. entrance.  

Lead in drinking water is not considered a source of lead exposure in the City of Trail.  The City’s drinking water is tested regularly at its two sources and confirmed to meet all the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality for metals (including lead), chemicals and other potential risks to water quality.  In addition it is confirmed that lead levels remain below the detectable limit at locations throughout the city’s distribution system. For more information, contact info@trail.ca

The Trail Community Lead Task Force studied the sources of lead in Trail, and concluded that lead in drinking water was not a concern.  More details can be found on pages 18 and 19 of: http://www.thep.ca/upload/resources/38/thep_tffinalreport_2001_original.pdf

If you have concerns about lead pipes in your home, you can have your water tested.  Click this link for a list of approved labs in BC: http://www.fraserhealth.ca/media/Approved-Laboratories-for-Drinking-Water-Microbiology-Testing_2015.pdf  Also, Health Canada provides a number of tips including running your tap first thing each morning. (See http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/alt_formats/hecs-sesc/pdf/pubs/water-eau/lead-plomb-eng.pdf)

If you’d like personal assistance, please call our Community Program Office at (250) 368-3256 or refer to our list of contacts. We would be happy to hear from you.

If you would like to know more about the work being done by Teck on the restoration of natural eco-systems in the area, please download the Eco-system Management Fact Sheet at the bottom of the Fact Sheet page here.

We'd also like to let you know about Teck's Environment and Community Feedback line.  If you have any comments or questions for Teck Trail Operations, please call (250) 364-4817.  This phone line is answered 24/7.  If you'd prefer to put your comments or questions in writing, you can fill out a Teck feedback form at our Community Program Office, 1319 Bay Avenue in downtown Trail or submit a comment through the Teck.com contacts page.