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?

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.

How much turbidity is acceptable?

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: Aug 12, 2020



Water Quality is: GOOD

Daily Average Reading:   0.235

Turbidity index 


Mark Creek Water System is currently the Water Supply for Kimberley and Forest Crowne. 


MATTHEW CREEK Water Supply: ACTIVE (as of July 21, 2020)

Water Quality is: GOOD

Daily Average Reading:   0.112


 Matthew Creek Water System is currently the Water Supply for Marysville, Kimberley Golf Course, River Bend Lane, River Bend Road, River Ridge Way, Tamarack Lane and Sunflower Drive.