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 below is updated every weekday afternoon with the turbidity results.
TEST DATE: January 25, 2022
MARK CREEK Water Supply: ACTIVE
Water Quality is:
Daily Average Reading: 0.212
As of June 28, 2021 Mark Creek Water System is currently the Water Supply for Kimberley and Forest Crowne.
MATTHEW CREEK Water Supply: ACTIVE
Water Quality is:
Daily Average Reading: 0.087
As of June 28, 2021 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.
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.
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
Your water supplier will issue a WQA if turbidity levels exceed 1 NTU. Children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection will be advised to drink boiled water or a safe alternative. Ongoing information will be available on participating water suppliers’ websites and through the media.
Your water supplier will issue a BWN if turbidity levels exceed 5 NTU. All users will be advised to drink boiled water or a safe alternative. Ongoing information will be available on participating water suppliers’ websites and through the media.
Turbidity is not so much a health concern as an indicator of health risk. Science has proven that as turbidity increases, the risk for gastrointestinal illness also increases—particularly for at-risk populations such as newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems (e.g. those with HIV/Aids, undergoing chemotherapy, or taking anti-rejection drugs following a transplant).