MEDFORD, Ore. — Officials are urging residents to be careful when around the Jackson and Griffin Creeks. They say the bacteria levels in these creeks are exceeding some state standards.
Rogue Valley Sewer says they believe it is from wildlife waste and possibly from leaking septic tanks. Those officials say to take extra caution when visiting the creeks.
“You’re going to need to wash your hands if you’re going to play in the creek. Make sure you’re washing your hands really well. Make sure you’re not going from the creek and then using a water bottle drinking or eating something,” said Jennie Morgan with Rogue Valley Sewer Services
Officials will continue to sample water over the next 12 weeks to try to identify exactly where these bacteria sources are coming from.