Medford won't join neighbors conserving water

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Associated Press

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:02 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Medford Water Commission won't join neighboring cities trying to delay expanding a treatment plant.

The Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/1iPwpzK) reports Thursday that commission members say their primary mission is supplying water to the people of Medford, and they have already adopted many of the conservation strategies the other cities are promoting.

The cities of Talent, Phoenix, Central Point, Eagle Point and Jacksonville want to form a cooperative to look at water conservation with the goal of delaying a $70 million upgrade of the Robert A. Duff Water Treatment Plant sometime around 2025.

Phoenix Mayor Jeff Bellah says Medford uses a lot more water per capita than Phoenix does.

Water Commission Chairman Jason Anderson says Medford has a lot more industrial water use.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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