Electric Outage: 1-844-484-2300
Water Emergency: 541-685-7595
EWEB Main: 541-685-7000
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.
Wildfires can have potential impacts on our community's drinking water from source to tap.
Heavy rain in the McKenzie Valley over the weekend gave EWEB's water quality team a close look at the potential impacts from the Holiday Farm Fire on source water.
Crews of young people are helping to protect Eugene's drinking water by mitigating the impact of post-fire soil erosion along the McKenzie River.Read more
In the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, we're working to protect the safety and security of our community's sole source of drinking water.Learn more
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Eugene, OR 97401
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