About Our Water


The Kimberly Public Works Department is in charge of developing and protecting Kimberly's water resources.

Kimberly's Water Award


IDAHO FALLS, ID MARCH 18, 2010: The City of Kimberly won Idaho Rural Water Association's annual drinking water contest. The contest was conducted in conjunction with the Association's annual conference held in Idaho Falls March 17th-19th. The event's theme was "Sustainability From the Ground Up". Forty vendors and 190 attendees filled O'Callahan's Convention Center. All samples were judged by a preliminary panel of taste testers based on clarity, color, taste and odor. The top three finalists were then judged by another panel consisting of Brendan Murphy, Rural Development Program Manager--National Rural Water Association, Jerry Biberstine--Environmental Engineer, National Rural Water Association and David Flesher--Community Programs Director, USDA Rural Development using the same parameters. Those finalists in winning order are the City of Kimberly, the City of Hailey and the City of Dietrich.

The City of Kimberly serves approximately 3000 people with water that is drawn from five deep wells and disinfected with gas chlorine. The sample was submitted by Kevan Hafer, City Foreman. Kevan has been with the City Water, Wastewater Collections and Backflow Testing for 10 years. He is Kimberly's 2009 Good Neighbor of the Year. Rob Wright, Public Works Supervisor, has been with the City for 25 years. He and the crew consisting of Kevan, Ken Milbourn, John Balling and Kyle Hartley work diligently to maintain the quality of water that is provided to the citizens of Kimberly.