Water quality advisory for City of Kimberley

Turbidity is increasing as spring runoff picks up steam

  • Apr. 12, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The City of Kimberley has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY  Recent testing shows that current water quality in Mark Creek is FAIR due to increased turbidity (cloudiness). Our test readings are above 1 NTU and below 5 NTU.

During the “freshet” or spring run-off, the water entering the City of Kimberley’s Mark Creek 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 that 1 NTU, fair when between 1 to 5 NTU and poor when greater than 5 NTU.

Interior Health is recommending 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 427-9660 or for more information about turbidity click HERE.

THIS IS NOT A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Operations Services Department – April 12, 2016

 

 

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