Water Quality / Turbidity Index
Kimberley is fortunate to have exceptionally clean water, but we keep a close eye on it nonetheless. Clean water is essential to maintaining good health – for people and the environment.
The City of Kimberley monitors water quality on a daily basis and assesses it according to the Turbidity Index. The Turbidity Index on the website is updated every weekday with the turbidity results.
For more information, contact the Operations Department at 250.427.9660 or Operations@kimberley.ca.
- What is turbidity?
- How much turbidity is acceptable?
- Turbidity Frequently Asked Questions
- Today’s turbidity level - Mark Creek
- Today’s turbidity level - Matthew Creek
- Water Quality Reports
- Kimberley’s water supply
- Waste water & treatment
Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye, similar to smoke in air. The measurement of turbidity is a key test of water quality.
Interior Health has the following ratings for turbidity levels related to water quality.
GOOD - 0 to 1 NTU
FAIR - 1 to 5 NTU
POOR - 5 NTU and above
TEST DATE: May 24, 2019
MARK CREEK Water Supply - ACTIVE
Water Quality is: GOOD
Water Quality Advisory Rescinded (on May 21, 2019)
Daily Average Reading: .573
When active, Mark Creek Water System is the Water Supply for: Kimberley and Forest Crowne. As of March 22, 2019 Mark Creek Water System is the water supply for Marysville, Kimberley Golf Course, Riverside Campground, River Bend Lane, River Bend Road, River Ridge Way, Tamarack Lane and Sunflower Drive.