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Medford Schools/SOU Deal With Lead In Water

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  Tests at two Medford elementary schools (Jackson and Roosevelt) recently found elevated lead levels in the water. 

Which would be a source of concern in any school, but perhaps even more at these two.  Because both had undergone extensive remodeling in the last decade, with replacement of much of the plumbing. 

Bottled water during summer activities provides a short-term solution. 

Southern Oregon University has been dealing with very similar issues.  Medford School district Facilities Manager Ron Havniear and Communications Specialist Natalie Hurd lay out the approaches and options ahead, with SOU Facilities Manager Drew Gilliland and Environmental Health and Safety Manager Russell Deen.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.