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.


Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5, 6 and 11. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.

She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.

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