Fire Recovery and Watershed Restoration


For more than 100 years our community has relied on and benefitted from the McKenzie River for safe, abundant drinking water and clean, reliable electricity. 

Now, in the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, the safety and security of our community's sole source of drinking water is at risk. Wildfire can dramatically increase erosion in forests by reducing tree cover and altering the physical and chemical properties of soils. Post-fire ash, debris, and sediment can complicate water treatment, impact water quality for downstream communities, and challenge our source water protection efforts. 

We are working in partnership with watershed researchers, forest management agencies and local non-profits to identify threats to our water supply and public health, prioritize watershed restoration activities and help with long-term community recovery.



Holiday Farm Fire Resources and Support
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Information and programs for McKenzie valley landowners affected by the Holiday Farm Fire.

State of the Watershed Report
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Read our most recent report on water quality trends, activities that threaten water quality, and programs designed to protect water quality in the McKenzie watershed.












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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.

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

Water Reliablity Projects
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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.