WSA was the consulting engineer for this joint project between the City of Trail and School District #20.

This project involved the installation of 300m of new 300mm water main from the 4th Avenue Lane to Frances Moran Road in Trail, British Columbia. The works involved a connection to the existing City of Trail 200mm water main at the 4th Avenue Lane, climbed a steep bank to the JL Crowe Secondary School site, and crossed the existing parking lot to connect to the City of Trail’s water main near Frances Moran Road.

This was the first phase in a two-phased approach to provide additional fire flow protection to the School and upgrade the City of Trail’s water system distribution network for additional water supply and fire protection to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.


WSA designed and managed this project as a joint effort between the City and School District #20. The project was successfully completed in the fall of 2008, enabling the City to proceed with the final phase of the proposed water main upgrades in 2009. WSA provided services including:

  • Design drawings,
  • Construction cost estimation,
  • Securing Interior Health Authority waterworks construction permit,
  • Liaison with both clients and the contractor through bi-weekly construction site meetings,
  • Progress claim assessments,
  • On-site construction inspection (several times per week) and quality control,
  • As Constructed drawings.