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Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, EVs are a smart economic choice and an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels.Find Out More
EWEB Commissioners will consider eliminating the second, higher-cost residential electric consumption tier and replacing it with a single flat price.Find Out More
As a public utility, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with you—our customer-owners. Here are some highlights from this month’s meeting of your citizen-elected Board of Commissioners.Find Out More
As a public utility, it's important for us to be open and transparent with you-our customer-owners. Here are some highlights from the April 3, 2018 meeting of your citizen-elected Board of Commissioners.Find Out More
Even small, shallow projects such as planting shrubs, installing a post or removing a root can be dangerous and costly if you inadvertently hit a power line, cable or pipe.Find Out More
Besides battling the western Oregon spring weather of 70 degrees and sunny one moment to torrential downpour the next, meter readers also find themselves faced with the additional challenges of meters blocked by spring vegetation growth and more unsecured dogs as summer approaches.Find Out More
Supporting vulnerable members of our community with conservation and efficiency programs is a priority for EWEB, which is why we are once again helping tenants and rental owners lower monthly utility bills through the Home Energy Score program.Find Out More
If your home is burning fossil fuels such as natural gas or oil, we have programs to help you upgrade to clean, efficient electricity.Find Out More
For many people, this is the highest energy consumption time of the year. We’ve got some low and no-cost tips to keep the bills down.Find Out More
Our Affordability Initiative is already delivering positive results for customers, with a water price decrease set to go into effect Feb. 1, 2018, and no electric price change for the second year in a row.Find Out More
The Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit will expire at the end of 2017. If you’re considering these energy-efficient upgrades, make your purchase before Dec. 31 to take advantage of the tax credit.Find Out More
Getting the family together for Thanksgiving dinner? Take some time to talk about emergency preparedness.Find Out More
Whether you’re building your dream home, or an entire subdivision of new homes, we’re here to help you connect to Eugene’s water system. We’ve recently made some changes to make the process faster, and more cost effective for customers and developers.Find Out More
With help from our Smart Growth Programs, the Eugene Country Club recently switched from a natural gas boiler to a clean, efficient electric heat pump system that will reduce the County Club’s HVAC carbon emissions by 95% and shave off thousands of dollars in annual operating expenses.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
Spring is a time of growth and rebirth, especially trees that endured a harsh and icy winter. As you begin thinking about planting new trees around your property, our vegetation management team encourages you to plant the right tree in the right place.
Please consider the tree's height and crown spread - which is the distance the branches will spread away from the trunk - when the tree is fully mature, before planting. If you are considering planting under or next to overhead power lines, we ask that you plant trees that have a mature height of up to 25 feet. Check out a list of power line-friendly trees.
There is nothing like the ice storm that struck Eugene in mid-December to remind us how important it is to prune trees near power lines. Pruning trees is important for customer safety and the reliable delivery of electricity to your home or business. Regular pruning is also important for the health of your trees.
"We operate on a four-year cycle where we inspect our power lines and the trees near them, and we then prune with the hope of getting the trees and vegetation to hold four years," said Julie Nuttall, EWEB's vegetation management supervisor.
If there are any fast-growing trees or vegetation that will not hold for the entire four-year cycle, we will revisit the "hot spot" two years after the original inspection. The pruning clearances are based on tree species, growth rate and the location of the tree.
We follow the American National Standards Institute A300 pruning standards, known as "directional pruning," which directs the growth away from power lines. Julie's team of three foresters and 11 contract crews pruned approximately 300 line miles worth of trees in 2016.
Trees in the vicinity of overhead utility lines could be potentially hazardous, but pruning them by yourself is also dangerous. If you contact our vegetation management department at (541) 685-7000, a forester will come out and evaluate your trees.
"If we determine the tree to be a good candidate for removal, we will work out the details with the customer and have a voucher we can offer to replace it with a power line-friendly tree," Julie said.
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Eugene, OR 97401
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