The Medford Water Commission oversees two watersheds, the Big Butte Springs, a groundwater resource, and the Rogue River, a surface water resource.
Source Water Assessment
An updated Source Water Assessment has been completed for the Rogue River. This assessment identifies the watershed areas providing source drinking water for the Medford Water Commission, as well as the potential origins of regulated and certain unregulated contaminants in the watershed. The Assessment is used to determine the susceptibility of the Medford Water Commission system to contamination.
To view the assessment document, click here.
Big Butte Springs Wellhead Protection Plan
A Wellhead Protection Plan has been completed for Big Butte Springs. This kind of protection program is designed to protect a well or wellfield from contamination. This includes protection of the surface and subsurface area surrounding the well or wellfield, referred to as the "Wellhead Protection Area." The Big Butte Springs program protects water quality through proper management of sources and activities within the protection area, and is preventative in nature, in that it attempts to prevent groundwater contamination problems before