Water Quality / Turbidity Index

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: May 7, 2021



Water Quality is: GOOD

Daily Average Reading:   0.777

Turbidity index 


As of March 15, 2021 Mark Creek Water System is currently the Water Supply for Kimberley, Forest Crowne, Marysville, Kimberley Golf Course, River Bend Lane, River Bend Road, River Ridge Way, Tamarack Lane and Sunflower Drive. 


MATTHEW CREEK Water Supply: INACTIVE (as of March 15, 2021)

Water Quality is: N/A 

Daily Average Reading:   INACTIVE


 Matthew Creek Water System is currently INACTIVE .