Water Reliability Initiative

Our community is investing in water

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

  • EWEB is working with community partners to develop an emergency water supply program that would include several permanent distribution sites located throughout the community using groundwater wells, as well as mobile water trailers. Our plan calls for the development of five geographically dispersed well sites within the next five years, with the first set to go operational in fall 2018.

  • We are investing in modern tools to isolate damage and quickly restore water service.

  • We are committed to regular maintenance so our community's water system stays in excellent shape.

Read more about our emergency water supply efforts.

1 or 2 day supply
A few things to know about your water’s reliability

Limited supply: EWEB has enough storage to provide only one or two days of drinking water if something happens to our McKenzie River source.

Community risk: A reliable supply of clean water is vital to public health, safety and our economy, especially in an emergency. 

System resilience: EWEB's strategy to replace and renew our water system will increase resilience now, and for future generations.

Affordable: Careful planning will balance water reliability and affordability, which are both important community values.