So far the water commission has located 13 lead pigtails, or about one at every 4 locations potholed. In addition to the 208 locations that will be potholed, there’s another 200 homes that require further investigation.
“We’ve made a note of them to go back and dig a little bit further,” Public Information Coordinator Sara Bristol says, “sometimes they have water in the meter box or mud or something like that that’s obstructing our view.”
The most recent lead pigtails were found at a vacant business on South Central Avenue. The commission says it could take several weeks for crews to get through their list of pothole locations.
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.
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.