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EWEB is a proud supporter of STEM opportunities in our community. This summer we helped send a local student to Chelan County, Washington for a week-long hydropower and STEM career academy. Ethan sent us a recap of his experience and it sounds like it was an amazing week.Find Out More
The premier water utility trade association in the United States has recognized EWEB’s impressive safety record and proactive approach to implementing best practices for employee safety and health programs as one of the best in the nation.Find Out More
Friends of Trees, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County and the Eugene Science Center each won 2018 Greenpower Grants of up to $50,000 from the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Greenpower Program.Find Out More
Online voting is underway for 2018 EWEB Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each.Find Out More
Redevelopment efforts for Eugene’s downtown riverfront jumped forward on April 17 when the City completed the purchase of 16 acres of property formerly used as EWEB’s operations yard.Find Out More
Five Eugene organizations have made the final cut for consideration for 2018 Greenpower Grants worth up to $50,000 each to fund high-impact projects that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, or reduce/offset our community’s carbon footprint.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important for EWEB to be open and transparent with our customer-owners about how we are performing. We put together a Report to Customers looking back at the key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2017.Find Out More
In late 2017, EWEB had the opportunity to work with SquareOne Villages on cost-saving measures for their tiny homes project, Emerald Village Eugene. Supporting vulnerable members of our community is a priority for EWEB.Find Out More
Our Customer Care programs help thousands of community members who find themeselves in times of hardship, but the need is much greater that what we are able to handle. While we recieve Customer Care donations year-round, in December we highlight the "Share the Warmth" program and celebrate the generosity of neighbors helping neighbors.Find Out More
Can you even begin to imagine a day without water? It isn’t just your personal use of water--brushing your teeth, flushing your toilet, or taking a shower. Water is also essential to public health and safety, as well as a functioning economy.Find Out More
Every fall wild Chinook salmon reach the Carmen-Smith spawning channel after a long journey from the ocean. A few hundred middle school students get the opportunity to witness the homecoming firsthand as a part of the Salmon Watch program.Find Out More
Public Power Week is a great opportunity to honor EWEB's 106 year history and look forward to how we will continue to power a strong community in the years ahead. Our recently adopted Strategic Plan highlights how we will continue to hold true to our core values as a public utility and make significant decisions involving the community's electric supply resources.Find Out More
We’re doing our part by making investments to prepare, replace and maintain our community's electric and water systems. Here are some of the ways we work proactively to keep the lights on and the tap water flowing.Find Out More
EWEB used a novel approach to place 300 yards of gravel and small rock in an area of the McKenzie favored by bull trout for spawning.Find Out More
The Continental Congress in 1776 declared independence from the British Empire. In 1911, the citizens of Eugene made their own “declaration of independence" from the privately owned water company.Find Out More
Picture this: It's the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It's a crisp, fall morning in Eugene and you are about to start a run on the bike paths along the Willamette River...Prefontaine's old stomping grounds. You're ready to burn off a few extra calories before the big feast in a few days. And the best part is, you're doing something good for the community.
Doesn't get any better!
The Eugene Water & Electric Board's Run to Stay Warm, featuring a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids' 400-meter dash, is on Sunday, Nov. 19. What started in 2007 as a small community fundraiser has grown into one of Eugene's finest running events. Last year the race attracted more than 1,400 runners, spectators and volunteers from across the country and raised more than $47,000.
All proceeds from the event benefit limited-income customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills and stay warm through the winter months. In its first 10 years, the event has raised more than $212,000 for EWEB's Customer Care Program.
Run to Stay Warm is made possible by the generous donations of community sponsors. Nearly two dozen local businesses and organizations sponsor the event.
One runner's feedback pretty well sums up the Run to Stay Warm: "I love that this is a community event to support Customer Care. This is my second time participating and I've had two great experiences. The volunteers all have great attitudes and are super supportive and helpful. Thanks for a great race!"
The fun starts at EWEB at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, with the kids' 400 meter dash, led by Sluggo, the Eugene Emerald's mascot. The kids race is free for all children 10 and under. The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K and 10K events start at 9:15 a.m.
The flat, scenic course begins and ends at EWEB's River Edge Plaza in downtown Eugene.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers and to age division winners in each race. Everyone completing the half-marathon will receive a finisher medal. Prizes will be awarded for the Kids' 400 meter dash.
Register online, or swing by EWEB's Customer Service Center at 500 E. Fourth Ave. to sign up. Day of race registration will not be available; however participants will be able to pick up packets on race day.
Following the race, the Tap and Growler, 207 E. 5th Ave., will host an after-party for Run to Stay Warm participants. Come and join us for a bowl of soup and a beverage.
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Eugene, OR 97401
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