Residents are asked to save water as firefighters continue to battle flames

JACKSON CO. – Central Point, Eagle Point, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Medford, and Talent residents are asked to save water.

The Medford Water Commission says demand for water has spiked as the Alameda Fire is being fought.

It says all lawn and turf irrigation is prohibited. It’s the same for all irrigation of gardens and ornamental plants.

Non-emergency hydrant and all washing of sidewalks, streets, decks, and driveways is also not allowed.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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