Water Quality Advisory Information

May 19, 2020 - In accordance with Interior Health's Water Quality Notification Program, the City of Kimberley has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for ALL USERS. Recent testing shows that current water quality is fair due to increased turbidity (cloudiness) in the water. Find all of the information HERE.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.  If you have any questions please contact the City of Kimberley at 250-427-9660 or check the City’s website at www.kimberley.ca 


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.

A WATER QUALITY ADVISORY IS NOT A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.