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 

 

TURBIDITY INDEXES

TEST DATE: April 23, 2019

 

MARK CREEK Water Supply - ACTIVE

Water Quality is: GOOD

Daily Average Reading:   0.480

Turbidity index 

       Indicator                                                                     

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.

 

MATTHEW CREEK Water Supply is

IN-ACTIVE effective 2:00pm Fri. March 22, 2019

When Active, Matthew 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.  When inactive, these areas are supplied by the Mark Creek Water System.