Water Quality Advisory Information
During the “freshet” or spring run-off, the water entering the City of Kimberley’s water distribution system may be cloudy or turbid. Turbidity is a measurement of water clarity and can be an indicator of a potential health risk. Water quality is considered to be good when turbidity levels are less than 1 NTU, fair when between 1 to 5 NTU and poor when greater than 5 NTU.
Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems drink boiled water when turbidity levels are above 1 NTU. Furthermore, Interior Health recommends that all users boil their drinking water when turbidity levels are above 5 NTU.
The City of Kimberley posts turbidity levels in the water distribution system on its website daily (Monday thru Friday excluding statutory holidays).
Please feel free to contact Interior Health at 1-888-426-7566 or City Hall at 250-427-9660 or click HERE for more information about turbidity.