Search for lead pipes coming to an end

Medford, Ore. — The Medford Water Commission is wrapping up it’s investigation of lead pipes in the water system. So far 24 lead pigtails have been uncovered in neighborhoods that predate 1946. A couple dozen places still need to be checked.

At homes with a lead pipe where water was tested, the MWC found lead levels as much as 190x higher than the EPA action level.

The water commission hopes to wrap up it’s investigation by mid-December.


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