After an extended period under a Boil Water Notice, the order was lifted yesterday, although a Water Quality Advisory remains in effect.
Testing shows that current water quality is FAIR according to Interior Health’s Guidelines. Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems drink boiled water when turbidity levels are above 1 NTU. Turbidity was in the 1 to 5 range on Wednesday.
Although the rains and heavy runoff were over before last weekend, Mayor Ron McRae said hotter weather led to increased use of water therefore the large volume going through the system stirred it up again.
Please check the City website at city.kimberley.ca for the latest updates on turbidity.