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EWEB is already in compliance with a new proposed federal rule that would require municipalities to test for PFAs, or forever chemicals, in drinking water. The good news for EWEB customers is that in over ten years of testing we have not found PFAs in our water.Find Out More
To maintain the reliability customers have come to know and trust, EWEB must address an aging infrastructure bubble.Find Out More
EWEB General Manager Frank Lawson delivered his annual State of the Utility Address at the March 7 public Board of Commissioners meeting.Find Out More
Greenpower Grants, a program funded by voluntary Greenpower customer subscriptions is currently accepting applications. The grant will fund a high-impact project that increase the use of renewable energy sources, the adoption of emerging technologies, clean energy education and reduce or offset our community's carbon footprint.Find Out More
For the past year, EWEB’s electric division has been preparing for a complete reconstruction of the Currin substation. Quite simply, it’s reached the end of its useful life.Find Out More
EWEB is building two 7.5-million-gallon water storage tanks on a 10-acre property at East 40th and Patterson Street in South Eugene. The tanks are part of our work to improve EWEB’s water storage infrastructure for future resiliency to earthquakes and climate change. People who live nearby have been watching the progress of the work since summer 2021.Find Out More
EWEB has awarded nearly $125,000 in grant funds to local organizations that promote electric mobility and reduce community carbon emissions.Find Out More
Grantees in the McKenzie River Valley can receive up to $35,000 eachFind Out More
Collaborating with the City of Eugene, a Climate Guidebook, and priorities for upriver EWEB customers were the main topics at the Feb. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting. The five-member Board serves without pay and is elected by EWEB customers. Their job is to establish policies and values and set EWEB’s long-term direction. Board meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public comment.Find Out More
You may have noticed a plaque along the sidewalk on East 4th Avenue near the entrance to the employee parking lot at EWEB’s former headquarters building. It commemorates Wiley Griffon. He’s not considered the first Black resident of Eugene. But he is the first one mentioned by name, according to scholars.Find Out More
World Pulses Day is celebrated on February 10, and is a day to celebrate and spread information on the environmental and personal health benefits of pulses, aka beans, peas and lentils.Find Out More
Eugene has some of the best drinking water in the world. That’s thanks to our source, the pristine McKenzie River. It’s also thanks to the people at EWEB; whether an engineer designing a new reservoir, a treatment plant operator ensuring the safety and quality of drinking water, or a member of a crew maintaining the infrastructure in our community, water professionals work around the clock to ensure tap water is there when you need it.Find Out More
The Eugene City Council approved the purchase of EWEB's former riverfront headquarters property at a meeting on Jan. 30. The terms of the deal state that the City of Eugene will purchase the 4.4-acre property, which includes two buildings and parking lots, for $12 million.Find Out More
An EWEB-supported program provides firewood for people affected by the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire. The McKenzie Firewood program was developed by Pure Water Partners (PWP) in 2021.Find Out More
At EWEB, we do what we can to help others in need. That’s been the reality for several of our electric and water crews over the past few weeks as we’ve responded to mutual aid requests for storm response and drinking water restoration, locally, and out of state.Find Out More
March 12, 2018
In late 2017, EWEB had the opportunity to work with SquareOne Villages on cost-saving measures for their tiny homes project.
Emerald Village Eugene is a new, innovative housing project of 22 affordable tiny homes. Each of the tiny homes is designed to meet code requirements for a "permanent dwelling" — sleeping and living areas, a kitchenette and bathroom — and will provide secure, permanent housing to community members with very low incomes.
Supporting vulnerable members of our community is a priority for EWEB. We offer weatherization programs to help income-eligible customers reduce energy use and lower their utility bills, as well as bill assistance programs. The tiny home village provided an opportunity to assist with a unique safety net project that will help very low income residents regain stability, benefiting the entire community.
To keep residents' monthly costs between $250 - $350, SquareOne Villages looked to the community—including EWEB— for support. With the need for utility service at each of the homes, we were pleased to offer solutions for both water and electricity to help keep the monthly costs low.
"We were able to work out a means with EWEB to put the entire project on a single meter for the electricity. This represents a significant savings for which we are very grateful," says Dan Bryant, Executive Director of SquareOne Villages.
EWEB was also able to offer water conservation measures to the homes as another way to keep monthly utility costs down.
Installing water efficient toilets was a tangible method for achieving this goal. Working through EWEB, Emerald Village secured a donation from Niagara Conservation of 23 ultra high efficiency toilets, shower heads and aerators to be installed in each of the tiny homes. "We are thankful to EWEB for initiating this partnership, and to Niagara Conservation for helping improve the quality of our housing for low-income community members here in Eugene," says Emerald Village Project Manager Andrew Heben.
The tagline of the project is, "It takes a community to raise a village." Looking at the long list of contributors to the project, it appears as though that motto is being realized and we are pleased to have played a small part.
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