The McKenzie River is Eugene's only source of drinking water, treated here
at the Hayden Bridge filtration plant.
Every day Eugene residents turn on their taps and receive safe, clean water. Water is available 24
hours a day – year round – for drinking, fire protection, showers, cooking and keeping
gardens green. Water is vital to business and industry, and indispensable to the local economy
and jobs. Read six things
you should know about water reliability.
For more than 100 years, EWEB has reliably served the community with cool,
clean, clear water drawn from the mountain-fed McKenzie River. Few community members are aware,
however, of the invisible risks. See our frequently asked questions to learn more about water reliability risks.
To address reliability concerns, EWEB is undertaking a Water Reliability Initiative – a comprehensive
approach to minimizing the risk of a prolonged water service interruption. It includes maintaining and improving
the water system infrastructure, as well as developing an alternative source of drinking water.
Investment in a reliable water system maintains Eugene's quality of life and assures a healthy
local economy and jobs. Read more and improve your
drinking water savvy.
Safe drinking water is essential to public health and the economy. EWEB and its Board of Commissioners want
to give everyone the opportunity to learn more and provide input on decisions to invest
in water reliability.
Read the answers to some frequently asked questions about EWEB's water reliability.
Timely investments in repair and replacement are essential for a reliable water system.
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