Kimba's Common Effluent Drainage Scheme was implemented in around 1980 at a cost of $680,256. Council contributed $146,772, with an 80% subsidy ($533,484) from the Government.
The scheme is an all gravity scheme, The oxidation lagoon is made up of five compartments, which overflow into a large evaporation pond.
Council recommends for properties connected to the Drainage scheme, to have their tank pumped out every 5 years.
Services provided include:
The District Council of Kimba appreciates the effectiveness and control immunisation provides to the community's well being. To this end Council is committed to ensure the community is aware of child Immunisation and effectiveness of immunisation.
Annual immunisation programs are held for Year 8 students in conjunction with the local Hospital Outreach Services, with Council maintaining all records of vaccines and recipients.
All other immunisation programs are currently conducted under the control of the local medical practice.
Council's Public and Environmental Health Officer is Mr Keith Simmonds. His contact details are: phone (08) 8627 2026
Quarterly Inspections of Food Premises
Council conducts quarterly health inspections on all Food Premises within the Council area.
The District Council of Kimba own the current Medical Centre. The Medical Centre is situated at 34 - 36 Park Terrace, and has visiting specialists / services regularly including Optometrist, Natural Therapist, Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, Counselling and Hearing Services. For appointments, contact:
We have a local Doctor situated at the Eastern Eyre Medical Practice, Kimba Hospital Martin Terrace. For appointments, contact: (08) 8627 2500
Council's action plan is to reduce any likelihood of mosquito borne disease by reducing and controlling the existence of any mosquito breeding areas. To achieve these measures, Council is actively involved in community consultation via advertising, community newsletters and pamphlets.
Breeding is a problem in backyards, common effluent ponds and summer rainfall. These are mainly due to three origins as follows:
The township Common Effluent Ponds which are located 1.5 km North of the township are treated, on an annual basis, controlling the mosquito breeding ground.
Advertising and promotional material included breeding and control methods, awareness of providing adequate self protection and the checking of facilities around each residence.