Medford, Ore. — Another lead pipe is located and replaced in Medford. The latest pigtail was found on Elm Street. It’s the second that has been replaced since crews began checking meter boxes one week ago.
Based on the Medford Water Commission’s latest numbers they’ve checked close to a thousand meter boxes so far.
“Of those [one thousand] four were identified as possible locations,” Public Information Coordinator Sara Bristol says, “and one of them was the location on Elm Street where we replaced the service today.”
The owner of the affected Elm Street property declined to have their water tested for lead. The commission still has an estimated 4,000 more homes to check for lead pipes.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. 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.
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