In accordance with Interior Health’s Water Quality Notification Program the City of Kimberley has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for all users on the City’s Matthew Creek Water Systems (including Kimberley Golf Course, Riverside Campground, River Bend Lane, River Bend Road, River Ridge Way, Tamarack Lane and Sunflower Drive).
Recent testing shows that chlorination levels have dropped below required levels set by Interior Heath Authority.
Interior Health recommends that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Water should then be cooled and stored in a clean, covered container in the fridge. Customers may also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
Health risks increase when chlorine levels drop below required levels, particularly for at-risk populations such as newborns, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Owners of public facilities must post Boil Water Notices at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Boil Water Notice.
The City of Kimberley is taking immediate measures to address the issue. Interior Health has been fully involved and the public will be notified when conditions change.
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 visit our website at www.kimberley.ca
– From the City of Kimberley