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The security of the community's water supply is tied directly to the health of the McKenzie Watershed and EWEB is investing in the long-term health and quality of life for residents for generations to come.Find Out More
A year after the Holiday Farm Fire, EWEB and the Pure Water Partners are working with landowners in the burn zone to restore riparian forests and mitigate future fires.Find Out More
EWEB's Home Energy Score (HES) Program has concluded for 2021 with 70 property owners and tenants participating in energy audits. The program helps tenants, rental owners, and limited-income property owners better understand the energy and water usage in their properties and possibly help lower monthly utility billsFind Out More
Winter is coming and that means an increased likelihood of storm-related power outages.Find Out More
As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Eugene Water & Electric Board is serious about making the necessary investments to ensure we can provide safe and reliable water and electricity.Find Out More
EWEB will continue the annual closure of our College Hill Reservoir over the Fourth of July holiday and prohibit fireworks on the property grounds.Find Out More
We are ready to deal with the stress that extreme heat may place on our electric system. We encourage customers to be prepared, stay cool and hydrated and practice safety by developing an emergency plan and checking in on neighbors.Find Out More
A disruption last week at a major chlorine producer in Longview, Wash., created a chlorine and caustic soda supply shortage that has affected water and wastewater utilities in Oregon and along the West Coast. Learn what EWEB is doing to protect our community's infrastructure.Find Out More
To help prevent tree-related electrical outages and mitigate wildfire risk, we proactively prune trees and remove brush year-round to help keep our equipment clear. Each year, crews trim more than 300 overhead line miles of vegetation to minimize falling trees and branches to avoid outages and increase the reliability of the electric system.Find Out More
More than 265 EWEB workers have reduced their car travel while enhancing the safety and resiliency of our community by working from home.Find Out More
After an icy winter storm struck Northwest Oregon in mid-February, bringing down trees and power lines, the state’s largest investor-owned electric company issued a call for help. EWEB crews responded.Find Out More
As Texas struggles to restore electricity to millions, locals may be wondering if a similar crisis could happen here, and what utility operators and individuals can do to prepare for unprecedented weather events.Find Out More
On the heels of the Holiday Farm Fire, additional water quality sensors have been placed in the main stem of the river, as well as in several creeks and tributaries.Find Out More
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Crews of young people are helping to protect Eugene’s drinking water by mitigating the impact of post-fire soil erosion along the McKenzie River.Find Out More
September is National Preparedness Month, and all month long EWEB is sharing how we are preparing and some guidance for how you can prepare at home. As our region experiences more extreme weather events - like wildfire, heatwaves, and winter storms - it is important for both our organization and our community members to prepare as best we can.
Stock Up on Supplies
Keeping several days of emergency food and water is an important first step in preparing your kitchen. Here are some foods that might help you prepare to cook without power for a few days:
Certain equipment is good to keep on hand as well. Here are some suggested items:
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the large list, a good way to get started is to take the Pledge to Prepare. You will get an email every month with a few suggestions to add to your list over time, as well as other tips and guidance for emergency preparedness.
Keeping Food Cold in an Outage
Any time the power goes out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours if the door remains closed. Oregon State University Extension offers these Tips for Keeping Your Freezer Frozen During Power Outages.
While it is easier to eat peanut butter sandwiches and canned chili during an outage, several days of that can become tiresome and demoralizing. Sometimes a little preparation and creativity can go a long way toward getting through a stressful time. Here are some easy recipes that can help satiate your hunger for a meal that can be made even when sheltering in place without electricity.
Chicken Burrito Bowls (serves 2) 1 12-ounce can chicken breast
½ cup canned salsa
1 8-ounce pouch of pre-cooked rice (can get rice already seasoned or plain)
Lime juice (bottled) and favorite hot sauce to taste
Mix together the chicken, chiles, salsa, and corn. Strain excess liquid from the mixture and mix well. Add any additional seasonings you have on hand to taste (salt, pepper, chili powder, or oregano). Divide the rice and beans evenly into two bowls and top with the chicken mixture. Add preferred condiments and enjoy. Note: heating is optional for this meal. If you have the means you can heat each component through to enjoy it hot.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad 1 6-ounce can tuna (we like locally canned albacore)
1 can of marinated artichoke hearts
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes
Salt to taste Drain the tuna, beans, and artichoke hearts. Make sure the artichoke hearts are cut to your preferred bite size. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Serve with crackers and cut vegetables if you have them.
Quick Soaked Oats with Pistachios and Dried Figs
For an elevated twist on breakfast, have a few luxury dried goods in your store. Pistachios and dried figs are often part of gourmet treats. Quick soaked oats are still edible and don't require overnight refrigeration. ½ cup quick cooking oats (or rolled oats if you prefer)
1 tsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp chopped pistachios
½ cup non-dairy milk of your choice Mix all ingredients in a mason jar or another container with a lid. Close the lid and let the oats soak for one hour, then enjoy!
Some other things you can do to prepare your kitchen for an emergency and keep stocked with healthy foods include:
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