Protecting our Drinking Water


The McKenzie River is the sole source of drinking water for nearly 200,000 people in the Eugene metropolitan area. We have a number of utility and customer programs aimed at protecting this valuable resource.

Fire Recovery and Watershed Restoration
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Protecting drinking water in the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire.

Pure Water Partners
Pure Water Partners

Pure Water Partners

Help us keep the McKenzie River clean by protecting land next to the river.

McKenzie Watershed Landowner Programs
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Are you a landowner in the McKenzie Watershed?  Check out our assistance programs and incentives.

Watershed Monitoring
Watershed Monitoring

Watershed Monitoring

We want to provide our customers with the highest quality water. Our monitoring program evaluates water quality in the rivers and streams throughout the McKenzie Watershed.

Watershed Emergency Response
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We take threats to the McKenzie River seriously and have designed watershed emergency response system to address hazardous material spills that could affect drinking water quality



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Learn about water quality
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When you turn on your tap, you expect the water to be pure, healthy and tasty. That is why we work hard to deliver water that meets or exceeds all state and federal health standards.

Water Reliablity Initiative
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Just as your household invests in an emergency kit, EWEB is making investments to prepare, replace and maintain our community's water system.

Our commitment to the environment
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As a public utility, we share our customers' values around environmental stewardship.